FAILURE ANALYSIS OF GAS TURBINE BLADE USING FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
Published: 8 March 2017| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/vdbg96cf8j.2
This paper presents the failure analysis of the turbine blade of a gas turbine engine 9E GE type, installed in a certain type of simple systems consisting of the gas turbine driving an electrical power generator. A non-linear finite element method was utilized to determine the stress state of the blade segment under operating conditions. High stress zones were found at the region of the lower fir-tree slot, where the failure occurred. A computation was also performed with excessive rotational speed. Attention of this study is devoted to the mechanisms of damage of the turbine blade and also the critical high stress areas.
Thermodynamics, Thermal Engineering, Stress (Clinical Finding), Thermal Analysis, Finite Element Methods, Finite Element Modeling, Thermal Stress, Gas Turbine, Turbine, Thermal Design, Mechanical Design, Gas Turbine Combustion, Mechanical Engineering Industry