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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 153504, 12 pages
Research Article

The Nonlinear Stability Prediction and FEM Modeling of High-Speed Spindle System with Joints Dynamic Characteristics

1School of Mechanical Engineering & Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
2SANY Group Co., Ltd., Shenyang 110027, China
3No. 93115 of the People’s Liberation Army, Shenyang 110031, China

Received 14 November 2013; Accepted 5 March 2014; Published 20 May 2014

Academic Editor: Valder Steffen Jr.

Copyright © 2014 Bo Wang et al. 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.


When predicting the nonlinear stability of high-speed spindle system, it is necessary to create an accurate model that reflects the dynamic characteristics of the whole system, including the spindle-bearing joint and spindle-holder-tool joints. In this paper, the distribution spring model of spindle-holder-tool joints was built with the consideration of its dynamic characteristics; the five-DOF dynamic model of the angle contact ball bearing was also established to study the influence of speed and preload on the spindle-bearing joint, both of which were used in the general whole complete spindle system FEM model. The rationality of the model was verified by comparison with the FRF of traditional rigid model and experiments. At last, the influences of speed and cutting force on the nonlinear stability were analyzed by amplitude spectrum, bifurcation, and Poincaré mapping. The results provided a theoretical basis and an evaluating criterion for nonlinear stability prediction and product surface quality improvement.