Case 36: Failure of a Compressor Blade in an Aircraft Engine
This chapter discusses the failure of a compressor blade in an aircraft engine and explains how investigators determined the cause. Based on visual examination and the results of SEM fractography and chemical analysis, it was concluded that blade failed due to fatigue fracture originating from nonmetallic inclusions in the blade root.
Failure of a Compressor Blade in an Aircraft Engine, Failure Analysis of Engineering Structures: Methodology and Case Histories, By V. Ramachandran, A.C. Raghuram, R.V. Krishnan, S.K. Bhaumik, ASM International, 2005, p 150–151, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270150
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