Failure investigation of HPTR blades of aeroengines

Madan, M and Raghavendra, K and Sujata, M and Venkataswamy, MA and Bhaumik, SK (2007) Failure investigation of HPTR blades of aeroengines. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India.

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Microstructural study revealed raft-structure in the cold zone (between 8 and 10 mm from the blade root) in all the HPTR blades investigated. The raft-structure is a measure of creep in the blades. Hence, if development of raft-structure in the cold zone of the blades is unacceptable during the service life, then it can be stated that all these blades were subjected to operation beyond the recommended conditions. However, in the absence of baseline microstructures, this study is not conclusive enough to comment on whether or not the microstructural changes observed are common under any operational conditions. None of the blades showed delamination or swelling of coating on the internal cavity. Examination showed that the blades were fabricated by directional solidification technique.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aeroengine;HPTR blades;Microstructure;Raft-structure;Creep
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2011 05:18
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2011 05:18

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