Temperature and dwell dependence of fatigue crack propagation in various heat treated turbine disc alloys


Everitt, S., Starink, M.J. and Reed, P.A.S. (2008) Temperature and dwell dependence of fatigue crack propagation in various heat treated turbine disc alloys. In, Superalloys 2008. 11th International Symposium on Superalloys (Superalloys 2008) Warrendale, USA, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, 741 -750.

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Four turbine disc alloys: N18, U720Li (in two grain sizes) and RR1000 are compared in terms of crack propagation behaviour at 650˚C and 725˚C in air and vacuum under 1-1-1-1 and 1-20-1-1 trapezoidal loading. Fractographic analysis, together with crack propagation analysis under the varying test conditions has been combined with a novel apparent activation energy analysis approach, to assess the multi-mechanistic processes operating. Oxidation fatigue seems to be the dominant time-dependent process while the best oxidation resistance appears to be shown by RR1000. A larger grain size confers a benefit for crack growth behaviour in time-dependent fatigue (in the absence of other factors). The grain boundary character of RR1000 and N18 is deduced to play an important role in their improved high temperature fatigue crack growth resistance over the U720Li variants.

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Keywords: Fatigue Crack Propagation, Apparent Activation Energy, N18, U720Li, U720Li(LG), RR1000, turbine disc, superalloy, nickel alloy, oxidation
Subjects: T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Engineering Materials & Surface Engineering
ePrint ID: 52076
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:35
Publisher: The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/52076

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