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Aalto ARotor Lab
The ARotor laboratory is a full scale rotor laboratory with facilities to measure rotors of up to 25,000 kg. In close cooperation with our industrial partners and the National Metrology Institute of Finland VTT/Mikes, the Engineering Design group in Aalto University Department of Mechanical Engineering, it has a history of rotating machinery related research projects from over two decades. During these projects, many measurement based applications and devices have been developed, e.g. geometry measurement devices for large-scale rotors, bearing ring geometry measurement devices, balancing methods, ultrasonic rotor measurement systems for shell thickness, vibration measurement systems, etc.
Beside the measurement applications, machining applications have also been developed, such as 3D grinding methods to compensate measured geometry errors in large flexible rotors such as paper machine rolls. The developed compensation methods include compensation for dynamic geometry error, which can include deformations caused by the rotational forces and elevated temperatures.
Rotor geometry measurement and manufacturing methods
Rotor geometry measurement and manufacturing methods at ARotor lab
Experimental rotor dynamics research
The ARotor laboratory provides a great possibility for experimental research.
Measurement method separates shaft runout components
Rotating devices are used in numerous applications. A research project looked into why some new rotors machined for electrical devices do not reach industry standards for shaft runout.
TwinRotor Demo Day 13.12.2019
The demo day will feature results of the research project and a demonstrations in the ARotor research environment.
New research centre will promote research and development of autonomous systems
The multidisciplinary Aalto Center for Autonomous Systems (ACAS) focuses on research and development of intelligent transport systems, factories and infrastructures.
Four new professors appointed in the School of Engineering
The professorships are located in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and in the Department of Civil Engineering.
ARotor laboratory research projects
This page summarizes the ongoing research projects at ARotor laboratory.
ARotor industrial projects
This page summarizes the industrial research project carried out by Aalto ARotor laboratory.
A Feature-Based Framework for Structuring Industrial Digital Twins
Device and method for measuring thickness variation of large roller element bearing rings
An automatic assessment system for CAD education
Digital Twin and Virtual Sensor for a Rotor System
Internet of Things Based Monitoring of Large Rotor Vibration With a Microelectromechanical Systems Accelerometer