Considerations on damage to bulb turbine shafts from iron Gates II

Olivia Negoita, Oana Chivu, Claudiu Babis, Andrei Dimitrescu, Loredana Dascalu, Eugen Niculae, Gabriel Iacobescu, Augustin Semenescu, Anca Purcarea
2019 Journal of Research and Innovation for Sustainable Society  
During operation, the turbine bulb shaft is subjected to static specific stresses (tension, compression, torsion) and dynamic (fatigue, random vibrations). These stresses are the effect of hydraulic forces and moments developed on the rotor blade, the weight of the rotor (with or without oil) in the console and inevitable vibrations, which creates a rotating mass unevenly distributed over the axis of symmetry of the turbine. Observations made on the turbine bulb shafts of the Iron Gate II CHE
more » ... ve revealed cracks in the connection area of a shaft flange that engages it with the turbine rotor. Examination of these cracks leads to the conclusion that they are specific to the inevitable fatigue demands in exploiting the tree and enhancing the environment in which they work. Therefore, in the paper, a presentation and analysis of the damage of bulb turbine shafts from CHE Porţile de Fier II, after a significant number of hours of operation.
doi:10.33727/jriss.2019.1.9:67-72 fatcat:f3gllgkam5atzcdp5v4bjvwkmy