Application of TKEO in the process of automatic balancing of the rotor


  • Jędrzej Blaut AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow
  • Rafał Rumin AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow
  • Jacek Cieślik AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow
  • Paweł Hyla AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow
  • Janusz Szpytko AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow



TKEO, active vibration control, rotating machinery, balancing rotor, controller, rotor dynamics


The article presents an example of application of the Teager-Kaiser Energy Operator in automatic rotor balancing. The Teagear Kaiser Energy Operator is a signal analysis method, which allows for some mechanical objects to estimate energy changes in Newtonian terms by means of a displacement signal. Rotors are a structural element that rotates around an axis. Traditional balancing of the rotors is based on the introduction of correction masses, the aim of which is to reduce vibrations and noise during machine operation. Traditional balancing of the rotors is also possible. It can be realized by a system of correction masses with variable distance from the axis of rotation. The change of the correction mass distance from the axis of rotation influences the change of inertia of the object and thus reduces the unbalance. Depending on the design of the device, the modernization may assume extension or replacement of individual elements. Improvement of the operation of the device requires selection of elements depending on the overall interference in the operation of the machine and the impact on the operation of the entire device. The presented original method of automatic unbalance control with the use of the Energy Operator with the selection of parameters has been performed on a real laboratory stand..


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How to Cite

Blaut, J., Rumin, R., Cieślik, J., Hyla, P., & Szpytko, J. (2019). Application of TKEO in the process of automatic balancing of the rotor. AUTOBUSY – Technika, Eksploatacja, Systemy Transportowe, 20(1-2), 161–166.