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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270082
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
...Abstract Abstract This chapter discusses the investigation of a helicopter tail rotor blade that fractured during a test flight. It includes images of the damaged blade along with close-ups of both sides of the blade tip showing that the tip tore off at the rivets. Based on their observations...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270107
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
...Abstract Abstract A helicopter lost the outboard rib on a tail rotor blade in flight and was forced to land because of the resulting vibrations. The investigation that followed is described in this chapter along with key findings. As shown in a sketch, the rib is held in place by a set of six...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270154
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
...Abstract Abstract The aluminum alloy skin on the main rotor blade of a helicopter tore off in flight, and an investigation was subsequently conducted to find the cause. Visual examination and SEM fractography revealed that a fatigue crack originated on the underside of a rivet hole...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270156
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
...Abstract Abstract The tail rotor blade of a helicopter developed a visible crack during service. The cracked region was removed from the blade and the fracture surface was examined in a SEM, revealing shallow pitting on the inside surface of the skin and a corresponding reduction in thickness...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270182
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
...Abstract Abstract A turbine in a fertilizer plant began to vibrate and was shut down to investigate the problem. A first stage rotor blade was found fractured and was removed along with several other blades for further examination. Based on their observations and testing, investigators...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270067
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
...Abstract Abstract A low-pressure turbine rotor blade failed in service, causing extensive engine damage. A section of the blade broke off around 25 mm from the root platform, producing a flat fracture surface that appeared smooth on one end and grainy elsewhere. Based on their examination...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270143
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
...Abstract Abstract A low-pressure turbine rotor blade failed during a test run, causing extensive damage to an aircraft engine. Visual examination showed that the nickel-base superalloy blade broke above the root platform in the airfoil section, leaving a fracture surface with two distinct...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270191
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
... Examination of General Physical Features Testing Procedure and Results A gas turbine unit tripped following the failure of the turbine rotor. The damage was maximum in the 18th/19th-stage seal land region of the compressor, with the 19th-stage blades sheared off. Metallurgical investigations were...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.sfa.t52780147
EISBN: 978-1-62708-268-6
... to the second question is that nominal spring values were assumed during development, the failure analysis team should pursue additional testing and analysis to evaluate spring performance at tolerance extremes. Apache Main Rotor Blade Chapter 1 mentions the Apache helicopter main rotor blade failures...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.9781627083010
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270115
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
...Abstract Abstract Two compressor rotors of similar design and construction were severely damaged during operation. In one rotor, all the blades in the third and fourth stages had been sheared off and some had lifted from the dovetail portion of the drum. The damage in the other rotor was more...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1989
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.dmlahtc.t60490265
EISBN: 978-1-62708-340-9
... methods for the most-failure prone components beginning with rotors and continuing on to casings, blades, nozzles, and high-temperature bolts. The chapter makes extensive use of images, diagrams, data plots, and tables and includes step-by-step instructions where relevant. crack growth crack...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 1999
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.caaa.t67870063
EISBN: 978-1-62708-299-0
... and corrosion of grain boundaries of elongated grains Fig. 12 Corrosion of an aluminum alloy 2024 helicopter rotor blade. (a) Leading edge at the blade tip showing three areas of severe corrosion. (b) Corrosion in the aluminum alloy skin at area 1. (c) Rupture of the surface skin at area 3 due...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 September 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.fahtsc.t51130151
EISBN: 978-1-62708-284-6
... The Formation of Microinclusions Case Studies of Defects Caused by Inclusions Reoxidation Interaction between Liquid Steel and Liquid Slag Erosion-Corrosion during Steel Pouring Inclusion Agglomeration due to Clogging during Steel Pouring Failure of a Steam Turbine Rotor Blade Failure...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.tpsfwea.t59300421
EISBN: 978-1-62708-323-2
..., using an actual rotor blade as the rider on flat test counterfaces at speeds and forces that span those anticipated in use. Block-on-ring tests could be conducted to identify a grade of graphite for the brushes that is more compatible with the grade of copper used for the commutator. The ring would...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.cpi2.t55030117
EISBN: 978-1-62708-282-2
... impingement erosion is similar to cavitation in that it causes pitting of surfaces and may involve a cavitation mechanism. Two areas are most notable for water drop impingement: steam turbines and helicopter rotor blades. In turbines, condensation of steam produces droplets that are carried into the rotor...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1989
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.dmlahtc.t60490001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-340-9
... in terms of dimensional changes. With certain limitations, the procedure is useful in specific instances such as swelling of headers, rotor-bore expansion, blade elongation, and casing distortion. The expenditure of creep and fatigue life can sometimes be estimated by removing samples from...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1989
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.dmlahtc.t60490383
EISBN: 978-1-62708-340-9
... (1150 ┬░F) or higher SP, VHP, HP, VHP-HP, IP rotor Cr-Mo-V steel (forging) 12%Cr steel (forging) Austenitic superalloy or equivalent (forging) Inner cylinder Cr-Mo steel (casting) 9%Cr steel (casting) 316 austenitic steel (casting or forging) Blade Heat-resisting superalloy, if needed...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1989
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.dmlahtc.9781627083409
EISBN: 978-1-62708-340-9
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.faesmch.t51270087
EISBN: 978-1-62708-301-0
... in one slot) Blades positioned in the turbine rotor, diametrically opposite the failed blade A new, unused blade from the store A used blade from one of the engines that had been operating normally The fracture occurred at the root portion of the blade, just above the fir tree region...