An integrated dynamic design system for aerostatic spindle development

Wanqun Chen, Yingchun Liang, Xichun Luo, Wenkun Xie

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In this paper an integrated dynamic design and modeling system is developed for aerostatic spindle development. This system integrates initial structural design, bearing stiffness computation and the spindle dynamic performance prediction. Modal fitting is used to transform the finite element model into a two-degree-of-freedom system model, which will make it easier to control the system and calculate the dynamic response. The design system is implemented by using commercial software, such as Pro/E, Matlab and Ansys. Consequently, the integrated dynamic design system enables the designers to cost-effectively complete structural design of an aerostatic spindle. A case study has been presented in this paper for design of an aerostatic spindle used for flycutting. The machining results demonstrate the effectiveness of the developed integrated dynamic design system for aerostatic spindles design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutomation and Computing (ICAC), 2014 20th International Conference on
Place of PublicationPiscataway
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781909522022
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2014
EventIEEE 20th International Conference on Automation & Computing - Cranfield University, Cranfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Sep 201413 Sep 2014


ConferenceIEEE 20th International Conference on Automation & Computing
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • integrated dynamic design system
  • machining
  • flycutting
  • integrated design
  • aerostatic spindle
  • design system
  • machine dynamics
  • aerodynamics
  • finite element analysis
  • mathematical model
  • orifices
  • computational modelling
  • films

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