Modelling of fatigue crack growth in Inconel 718 under hold time conditions - application to a flight spectrum
2014 (English)In: Advanced Materials Research, ISSN 1662-8985, Vol. 891-892, 759-764 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Gas turbine operating cycles at high temperatures often consist of load reversals mixed with hold times; the latter occurring either as cruise for aero engines or at continuous power output for land based turbines, but also at low frequency loading conditions, e.g. slow “ramp up” of engine thrust. The hold time conditions cause the crack to grow by intergranular fracture due to material damage near the crack tip, thus rapidly increasing the crack growth rate. Since the damaged zone will affect the crack propagation rate due to cyclic loadings as well, the complete load history of a component therefore has to be considered. The crack propagation model presented in this paper is based on the damaged zone concept, and considers the history effect in the form of damaged zone build up during hold times, and subsequent destruction as the crack propagates onwards by rapidly applied load reversals. By incorporating crack closure for handling different R-values, an aero engine component spectrum is evaluated for a surface crack at 550 C. The result shows a good correlation to model simulation, despite the complexity of the load spectrum.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trans Tech Publications Inc., 2014. Vol. 891-892, 759-764 p.
Fatigue crack propagation, Inconel 718, Hold time effects, Crack growth modelling
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104812DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.891-892.759ISI: 000337767700118OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-104812DiVA: diva2:699338