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ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories

Handbook of Case Histories in Failure Analysis

Edited by
Khlefa A. Esaklul
Khlefa A. Esaklul
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ASM International
Volume
1
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-214-3
Publication date:
1992
Book Chapter

Failure of a Steam Turbine Due to a Design Flaw

By
A.C. Raghuram
A.C. Raghuram
Materials Science Division, National Aeronautical Laboratory
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S. Radhakrishnan
S. Radhakrishnan
Materials Science Division, National Aeronautical Laboratory
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R.V. Krishnan
R.V. Krishnan
Materials Science Division, National Aeronautical Laboratory
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V. Ramachandran
V. Ramachandran
Materials Science Division, National Aeronautical Laboratory
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Published:
1992
Page range:
239 - 240

Abstract

A steam turbine developed excessive noise and vibration during routine operation. It was found that the nut that locked the turbine disk In place had worked its way out from the threads and the disk had come of the shaft. Examination of the locking mechanism indicated that its design was responsible for the loosening of the nut. It was recommended that the locking mechanism be redesigned and changed in all existing turbines.

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A.C. Raghuram, S. Radhakrishnan, R.V. Krishnan, V. Ramachandran, 1992. "Failure of a Steam Turbine Due to a Design Flaw", Handbook of Case Histories in Failure Analysis, Khlefa A. Esaklul

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