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Shock and Vibration
Volume 9, Issue 4-5, Pages 217-224

Vibration Pattern Related to Transverse Cracks in Rotors

Nicolò Bachschmid and Ezio Tanzi

Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Meccanica, Via La Masa, 34, I-20158, Milano, Italy

Received 15 November 2002; Revised 15 November 2002

Copyright © 2002 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A method for calculating the breathing behavior of transverse cracks of different types in rotating shafts is described. Thermal effects are included. Some results in terms of vibration excitation related to different shapes of cracks are presented.