Inclusions have been shown to be the most significant factor to decrease the low cycle fatigue (LCF) life in powder metallurgy (PM) alloys used by most of turbine discs for advanced turboengines. In this paper, effects of inclusions on PM alloys' LCF life are evaluated through the definition of initial damage value D0 based on damage mechanics. By investigating the relationship between D0 and characteristic dimension of inclusions, Bussac's probabilistic model is extended to consider surface and internal inclusions together.
Yan, X., Li, H. and Nie, J. (2004), "A probabilistic model for prediction of LCF life of PM alloys", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 76 No. 3, pp. 286-292. https://doi.org/10.1108/00022660410536014
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