Multi-Axial Fatigue Life Model Evaluation and Life Prediction for Turbine Disk
Multi-axial low cycle fatigue was the main failure mode of turbine disk. Critical plane approach was an idea method for the prediction of multi-axial fatigue life. A lot of models based on critical plane approach have been put forward, but there is not a universal prediction model. In order to find a model for turbine disk, linear heteroscedastic regression analysis of the standard low cycle fatigue data was carried out to obtained fatigue parameters. After verifying the accuracy of the finite element model, the stress and strain history of the danger point was obtained based on elastic-plastic finite element analysis. The critical plane and the damage of it was found by the method of coordinate transformation. The fatigue life of turbine disk was estimated by different models, and the results were quite different. SWT-Bannantine model was more suitable for the turbine disk.
J. H. Zhang et al., "Multi-Axial Fatigue Life Model Evaluation and Life Prediction for Turbine Disk", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 130-134, pp. 2330-2334, 2012