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Message ID: 214     Entry time: Thu Oct 31 16:54:45 2019
Author: Marie K. 
Type: Summary 
Category: BS BRDs 
Subject: Summary of the BRDs results with version 4 of the blades 

BRDs with the version 4 of the blades have been tested on stand-alone version and in the BS suspension during the summer. Here is a summary of our findings with the references to the corresponding elogs.

Stand alone:

Drifts measured on two BRDs before baking over 20 and 40 days (elog 186). The variation of the resonance frequencies are reported in the table below:

 

BRD1

BRD2

BRD4

 

Bounce

Roll

Bounce

Roll

Bounce

Roll

Time lapse dt [days]

19

41

5

Drift df [Hz]

0.145

0.417

0.218

0.184

0.160

0.196

Drift df [%]

0.87

1.71

0.76

1.31

0.94

0.81

Drift Rate [mHz/day]

7.63

21.96

5.32

4.49

32.00

39.20

Drift Rate [%/day]

0.09

0.04

0.03

0.02

0.18

0.16

  •  The BRD2 modes seem to stabilize after a month of steady increase (see figure 1). The rate of frequency drift is about few hundreds of ppm a day.  The drift rate of BRD1 is of the same order but the measurements were stopped before it stabilized.
  • After baking (elog 197), the BRD4 is measured over 5 days. The rate of the frequency drift dramatically increases (by a factor 4). It might be partly due to the fact that the BRD was mounted after being backed and there is a relaxation in the mount.
  • The value of the Qs is around 150 (elog 177)
  • Reference for all the measurements can be found at: T1900569

On the dummy BS suspension:

1 - Resonance frequencies

The two BRDs were installed on the dummy BS for a month. Unfortunately we are missing some of the measurements because some data got corrupted (see spreadsheet attached). Therefore the analysis is only performed over 16 days (8 days) for the bounce (roll) mode.

For each mode (bounce and roll), two peaks are observed around the resonance where we expected to resolve three peaks. The three peaks would be the main BS resonance as well as one peak per BRD. We might need to increase the scan resolution (see figure 2 and 3).
The frequency of the peaks do not match the frequency of the BRDs measured alone. The frequency of the minima in between the resonance peaks is close to the resonance frequency of the BS for respectively the bounce and the roll modes. The shift in the BS resonance frequency due to the added mass is negligible.

We observed a steady drift of the resonance frequencies over time. The frequencies are increasing by few hundreds of ppm per day, see below and figures 4 and 5.

Summary of BS Bounce frequencies

Time lapse dt [days]

16.00

16.00

Initial mistuning [%]

0.84

-0.34

Final mistuning [%]

0.64

-0.61

Drift df [Hz]

0.034

0.044

Drift df [%]

0.21

0.26

Drift Rate [mHz/day]

2.125

2.75

Drift Rate [%/day]

0.01

0.02

We are observing a change of 0.2% in the resonance frequency over the 16 days. This is above the requirements that we set at 0.1% tuning. We didn’t observe a stabilization in the drift.

Summary of BS Roll frequencies

Time lapse dt [days]

8.00

8.00

Initial mistuning [%]

1.26

-0.69

Final mistuning [%]

1.12

-0.87

Drift df [Hz]

0.034

0.045

Drift df [%]

0.14

0.18

Drift Rate [mHz/day]

4.25

5.625

Drift Rate [%/day]

0.02

0.02

We are observing a change of 0.1% in the resonance frequency over the 8 days. We didn’t observe a stabilization in the drift, so this is likely to exceed our requirements.

When remeasured stand-alone after being uninstalled from the BS suspension, we established that the BRDs frequencies drifted of about 0.5% after being for a month on the suspension (elog 203).

2 - Q factor

The resonance amplitudes, corresponding to the quality factor of the modes, fluctuate over time without a distinguishable pattern. However, it seems that for each mode the two resonances vary together, in particular for the roll modes.

The mean of the bounce mode Q is 140 (168) for the 16.66 Hz (16.69 Hz) resonance. The mean of the bounce mode Q is 115 (152) for the 24 Hz (24.5 Hz) resonance. Q are lower than expected according to the model (we expected Q~200).

Conclusion:

We observed a steady drift of the resonance frequencies of the BRDs over time, when stand alone or on the dummy BS. The frequencies are increasing by few hundreds of ppm per day. We see a stabilization in the drifts after about a month in the lab. The drift is slightly lower when the BRDs are mounted on the BS suspension compared to the stand alone BRDs in the lab. This could confirm that the excitation measurements cause some of the drift and we need to revise the method. We have no evidence that the baking process reduces the frequency drifts.

The measurements of the quality factor shows that the peaks may not be quite resolved, and that we are underestimating the Qs of the modes on the suspension. However, the value of the Qs in the stand-alone measurements is already promising.

 

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