Crystallographic life model for single crystal turbine blade and validation by the miniature specimens cut from the turbine blades

Zhixun Wen (Department of Engineering Mechanics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China)
Naixian Hou (Department of Engineering Mechanics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China)
Baizhi Wang (Department of Engineering Mechanics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China)
Zhufeng Yue (Department of Engineering Mechanics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China)

Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures

ISSN: 1573-6105

Publication date: 12 November 2010

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to found a life model for the single crystal (SC) turbine blade based on the rate‐dependent crystallographic plasticity theory.

Design/methodology/approach

This life model has taken into consideration the creep and fatigue damages by the linear accumulation theory. A SC blade was taken from an aero‐engine, which had worked for 1,000 hours, as the illustration to validate the life model.

Findings

The crystallographic life model has a good prediction to the life and damage of the SC turbine blade. In the mean time, the micro damage study of the miniature specimens showed that creep damage has more serious influence on the material performance in the blade body but it is fatigue damage in the blade rabbet.

Originality/value

The life model can reflect the crystalline slip and deformation and crystallographic orientation of nickel‐based SC superalloys.

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Citation

Wen, Z., Hou, N., Wang, B. and Yue, Z. (2010), "Crystallographic life model for single crystal turbine blade and validation by the miniature specimens cut from the turbine blades", Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, Vol. 6 No. 4, pp. 508-529. https://doi.org/10.1108/15736101011095163

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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