Effect of temperature and secondary orientation on notch fatigue resistance of CMSX4

Miller, M., Reed, P. and Joyce, M. (2005) Effect of temperature and secondary orientation on notch fatigue resistance of CMSX4. International Journal of Fatigue


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A turbine blade root contains notches that locate into a “fir-tree” root fixing in the turbine disc. Fatigue initiation in these stress concentrating features is of some concern. When a turbine blade is cast, the primary orientation along the blade is controlled (usually in the <001> direction) to within certain limits, however the secondary orientation (i.e. the orientation of any notches) is not generally controlled. The notch fatigue crack initiation and growth behaviour of CMSX-4 under low cycle fatigue conditions has been investigated at 650°C and 725°C. Two secondary orientations have been investigated and a separate oxidation study has been conducted. Heavy oxidation is observed in the notch root after a short amount of time at 650°C. At high temperatures, crack initiation occurs at subsurface pores.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0142-1123 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 23318
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Date Deposited: 04 May 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:43
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/23318

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