Chapter 9: Life-Assessment Techniques for Combustion Turbines
Combustion turbines consist of a compressor, a combustor, and a turbine. As commonly configured, the compressor and turbine mount on a single shaft that connects directly to a generator. This chapter reviews the materials of construction, damage mechanisms, and life-assessment techniques for nozzles and buckets. It also presents key information from a detailed review of the literature and the results of a survey on combustion-turbine material problems.
Life-Assessment Techniques for Combustion Turbines, Damage Mechanisms and Life Assessment of High-Temperature Components, By R. Viswanathan, ASM International, 1989, p 415–479, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.dmlahtc.t60490415
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