Accession Number:

AD0757747

Title:

Rotor Burst Protection Program: Statistics on Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Failures That Occurred in Commercial Aviation During 1971,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR PROPULSION TEST CENTER TRENTON N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The report presents statistical information relating to the number of gas turbine engine rotor failures which occurred during 1971 in commercial aviation service use. The number and types of rotor failures are categorized as contained and uncontained failures. The predominant failure involved blade fragments, 83 percent of which were contained. Although fewer rotor rim and disk failures occurred, all of the disk and 67 percent of the rim failures were uncontained. Design and life prediction problems accounted for almost 40 percent of the failures. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civilian Aircraft
  • Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE