Determination of fracture mechanics parameters structural components with surface crack under thermomechanical loads

Katarina Maksimovic, Dragi Stamenkovic, Mirko Maksimovic, Ivana Vasovic
2016 Scientific Technical Review  
Rotational components of aero engine turbine are the most important components. It operates at high temperature and under conditions of extreme environmental attack such as oxidation, corrosion and wear. These conditions can cause cracking of rotational components. The failure damage modes of turbine are classified in terms of main components as flow path parts, rotating such as rotor, groove, disk, and blade. Aero-engine turbine components such as discs and blades are susceptible to
more » ... ally assisted cracking. Unlike fatigue crack growth, this involves crack growth under constant load. If the crack grows long enough, sudden failure can occur with catastrophic consequences. It is therefore desirable to identify the limiting crack size within fixings so that they can be inspected at regular intervals and removed from service before failure occurs. Three dimensional axis-symmetric finite element models were created to simulate a disc and the portion of a blade. The finite element method (FEM) allowed the prediction of the point of crack initiation and the crack propagation using the orientations of the maximum principal stresses. Stress intensity factor (SIF) is the base parameter in strength analysis regarding fracture mechanics. For a correct determination of SIF in this paper, combining J-integral approach and FEM is used. J-integral is a path independent integral around the crack tip.
doi:10.5937/str1603027m fatcat:c2ti6itk2rbllj7sfeqikyqa7y