A general finite element model is presented for determining the coupled bending-torsion natural frequencies and mode shapes of geared rotors. Uncoupled bending and torsion frequencies are obtained for examples available in literature and the present program is verified against these. The effect of the gear box is considered to determine the coupled frequencies. Parameters studied include the pressure angle, gear mesh stiffness, and bearing properties. The gear pressure angle is shown to have no effect on the natural frequencies of rotors supported on isotropic bearing supports. Several case studies with bending-torsion coupling are considered and the results obtained are compared with those available in literature. The results of a general rotor system with 8lodes are also presented.

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