Magnetic bearings are widely applied in High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR) and auxiliary bearings are important backup and safety components in AMB systems. The dynamic analysis of the AMB rotors touchdown process is an important foundation for designing auxiliary bearings. In this paper, a data-based dynamic analysis of the touchdown process is proposed. The dynamic model of the touchdown process is firstly established and then the nonlinear extended Kalman filtering technique is applied. Based on the dynamic model and Kalman filtering technique, the proposed method can offer estimations of rotor’s displacements, velocities and accelerations from noisy observations. The proposed method is validated by the experiment data from touchdown experiments. The touchdown experiments are performed on an experimental system with a 440kg heavy rotor, the rotational speed in the experiments is 5000RPM and no brake is applied.

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