Evaluation of Fatigue-Creep Crack Growth in an Engine Alloy.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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This study investigates fatigue-creep interaction effects in alloys and evaluates the effectiveness of predictive models currently in use by the aircraft engine industry. The state-of-the-art crack growth rate prediction models are supplied by the General Electric Company MSE model, and the Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Group SINH model. They are used to predict crack growth rates under a range of conditions which involve fatigue-creep interactions. Another aspect of this study involves the development of an empirical model to predict fatigue-creep crack growth based on creep crack growth rate data and knowledge of the loading wave-form. This study is primarily directed toward high temperature or 1000 F fatigue-creep interaction at low test frequencies and positive stress ratios. The SINH model proves to be more accurate than the MSE model in predicting crack growth rates for the data analyzed. Both models predict linear relationships for the variations of crack growth rates for the MSE model in predicting crack growth rates for the data analyzed. Both models predict linear relationships for the variation of crack growth rates dadN with the length of hold-time or the frequency rate on logrithmic coordinates.
- Metallurgy and Metallography
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines