Influence of Superimposed Vibrational Load on Dwell Time Crack Growth in a Ni-Based Superalloy
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Fatigue, ISSN 0142-1123, E-ISSN 1879-3452, Vol. 87, 301-310 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sustained loads have for some Ni-based superalloys been shown to give rise to increased crack growth rate at elevated temperature. Such loads generate a history dependent fatigue problem due to weakening and cracking of grain boundaries during dwell times, later broken apart during subsequent load cycles. So far most studies have focused on the interaction of load cycles, overloads, and temperature. However, vibrations of different kinds are to some extent always present in engine components, and an investigation of how such loads affect the dwell time cracking, and how to incorporate them in a modelling context, is therefore of importance. In this paper a study of the most frequently used gas turbine material, Inconel 718, has been carried out. Mechanical crack propagation testing has been conducted at 550 °C for surface cracks with and without the interaction of superimposed vibrational loads. Subsequent investigation of the fracture behaviour was performed by scanning electron microscopy and the modelling work has been conducted by incorporating the vibration load description within a history dependent crack growth law. The obtained results show reasonable accuracy with respect to the mechanical test results.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016. Vol. 87, 301-310 p.
Dwell time, vibrational load, crack growth modelling, Inconel 718, high temperature
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126921DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2016.02.018ISI: 000374615900032OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-126921DiVA: diva2:917768
Funding agencies: Swedish Energy Agency; Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB; GKN Aerospace Engine Systems; Royal Institute of Technology through the Swedish research programme TURBO POWER2016-04-072016-04-072016-06-02