In combustion systems for aircraft applications, liners represent an interesting challenge from the engineering point of view regarding the state of stress, including high temperatures (up to 1500°C) varying over time, high thermal gradients, creep related phenomena, mechanical fatigue and vibrations. As a matter of fact, under the imposed thermo-mechanical loading conditions, some sections of the liner can creep; the consequent residual stresses at low temperatures can cause plastic deformations. For these reasons, during engine operations, the material behaviour can be hardly non-linear and the simulation results to be time expensive. Aim of this paper is to select and implement some advanced material life assessment methods to gas turbine engine components such as combustor liners. Uniaxial damage models for Low Cycle Fatigue (LCF), based on Coffin-Manson, Neu-Sehitoglu and Chaboche works, have been implemented in Matlab®. In particular, experimental LCF and TMF results for full size specimens are compared to calibrate these models and to assess TMF life of specimens. Results obtained in different testing conditions have been used for validation. In particular, each model needs specific parameter calibrations to characterize the investigated materials; these parameters and their relation with temperature variation have been experimentally obtained by testing standard specimens.
Advanced Life Assessment Methods for Gas Turbine Engine Components / Vincenzo Cuffaro; Francesca Curà; Raffaella Sesana. - In: PROCEDIA ENGINEERING. - ISSN 1877-7058. - 74(2014), pp. 129-134. [10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.236]
|Titolo:||Advanced Life Assessment Methods for Gas Turbine Engine Components|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.236|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|