Analysis of the stability in a cracked blade-disk system is proposed. The effect of modal localization on the stability in a rotating blade-disk was studied. A crack near the root of a blade is regarded as a local disorder in this periodically coupled blade system. Hamilton’s principle and Galerkin’s method were used to formulate the equations of motion for the cracked blade-disk. The instability regions of this cracked blade-disk system were specified by employing the multiple scales perturbation method. Numerical results indicate that the rotation speed, shroud stiffness and crack depth in the blades affect the stability regions of this mistuned system significantly.

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