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Abstract

The assignment of financial liability for turbine blade failures in steam turbines rests on the ability to determine the damage mechanism or mechanisms responsible for the failure. A discussion is presented outlining various items to look for in a post-turbine blade failure investigation. The discussion centers around the question of how to determine whether the failure was a fatigue induced failure, occurring in accordance with normal life cycle estimates, or whether outside influences could have initiated or hastened the failure.

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Jack R. Missimer, 2019. "Turbine Blade Failures, Who Pays?", ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories: Power Generating Equipment

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