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Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001756
EISBN: 978-1-62708-241-9
... Fig. 1 Schematic layout of a twin-spool turbofan engine Fig. 2 Engine RPM drop after the incident Fig. 5 Damages in LP turbine rotor assembly Fig. 6 Failed LP turbine blades Fig. 7 Damages in exhaust cone mixer assembly Fig. 3 Failed HP turbine...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.marine.c0046969
EISBN: 978-1-62708-227-3
... Abstract Aluminide-coated and uncoated IN-713 turbine blades were returned for evaluation after service in a marine environment because of severe corrosion. Based on service time, failure of these blades by corrosive deterioration was considered to be premature. Analysis (visual inspection...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.power.c9001228
EISBN: 978-1-62708-229-7
... Abstract In an electric power station, seven turbine blades out of 112 broke or cracked within 8 to 14 months after commencement of operation. The blades in question were all located on the last running wheel in the low pressure section of a 35,000 kW high pressure condensing turbine. They were...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.power.c0090181
EISBN: 978-1-62708-229-7
... Abstract Cracking in gas turbine blades was found to initiate from a mechanism of low-cycle fatigue (LCF). LCF is induced during thermal loading cycles in gas turbines. However, metallography of two cracked blades revealed a change in microstructure at as-cast surfaces for depths up to 0.41 mm...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.power.c9001193
EISBN: 978-1-62708-229-7
... Abstract When a steam turbine was put out of service, cracks were noticed on many of the blades in the low pressure section round the stabilization bolts and perpendicular to the blade axis. The blades were made from chrome alloy steel X20-Cr13 (Material No. 1.402). When the bolts were brazed...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v02.c9001357
EISBN: 978-1-62708-215-0
... the presence of silicon, vanadium, lead, and zinc Fig. 1 Part of a failed turbine blade. (a) Zone exhibiting extensive pitting, (b) Rear side of blade in (a), showing extension of pitting area Fig. 3 Microfractographs taken in zone B of Fig. 2 . The intercrystalline nature of the crack...
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Published: 01 June 2019
Fig. 1 Micrographs of two turbine blades that failed by thermal fatigue. (a) Longitudinal section taken through origin of failure (upper left corner) of fractured blade showing the fracture surface in profile (top), oxidation on blade surface (left), and oxide-filled crack (arrow). 500x. (b More
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Published: 01 June 2019
Fig. 1 Uncoated and aluminide-coated IN-713 turbine blades that failed by hot corrosion in a marine environment. (a) An uncoated blade showing splitting along the leading edge and swelling on the surface of the airfoil. 2.7x. (b) Section taken through the leading edge of an uncoated blade More
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Published: 01 December 2019
Fig. 3 Failed HP turbine blades More
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Published: 01 December 2019
Fig. 6 Failed LP turbine blades More
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Published: 01 December 2019
Fig. 8 HP turbine blades under micro examination More
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Published: 01 December 2019
Fig. 2 Macroetched turbine blades showing characteristic grain structure for equiaxed (EQ), directionally solidified (DS), and single crystal (SX) castings. Off-axis grain boundaries in DS and SX castings significantly improve creep resistance and overall stress rupture life compared to an EQ More
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Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.power.c9001412
EISBN: 978-1-62708-229-7
... Abstract Three blades from 45,000 kW, 3,000 rpm turbine were received for examination, comprising the root of blade 28, blade 89 showing a crack in one of the root teeth, and blade 106 which was free from defects. Microscopic examination of the blade material showed it to be a ferritic...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.power.c9001143
EISBN: 978-1-62708-229-7
... 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...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.aero.c0046972
EISBN: 978-1-62708-217-4
... Abstract During disassembly of an engine that was to be modified, a fractured turbine blade was found. When the fracture was examined at low magnification, it was observed that a fatigue fracture had originated on the concave side of the leading edge and had progressed slightly more than...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001835
EISBN: 978-1-62708-241-9
... Abstract Wind turbine blades are secured by a number of high-strength bolts. The failure of one such bolt, which caused a turbine blade to detach, was investigated to determine why it fractured. Based on the results of a detailed analysis, consisting of stress calculations, chemical composition testing...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v02.c9001355
EISBN: 978-1-62708-215-0
... and the fir tree crack marked with an arrow. Abstract A cracked, martensitic stainless steel, low-pressure turbine blade from a 623 MW turbine generator was found to exhibit fatigue cracks during a routine turbine inspection. The blade was cracked at the first notch of the fir tree and the cracks...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.marine.c9001657
EISBN: 978-1-62708-227-3
... Abstract The circumstances surrounding the in-service failure of a cast Ni-base superalloy (Alloy 713LC) second stage turbine blade and a cast and coated Co-base superalloy (MAR-M302) first stage air-cooled vane in two turbine engines used for marine application are described. An overview...
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Published: 01 June 2019
Fig. 2 Resulting fracture surface when gas turbine blade trailing edge crack is broken open in laboratory. More
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Published: 01 June 2019
Fig. 4 Metallographic cross section through gas turbine blade. Note differences in etched structure near surfaces. Etch: electrolytic, 20% sulfuric acid in methanol. 28├Ś More