The Strength Reliability Analysis of Periodically Symmetric Struts Supports of Gas Turbine Based on Monte-Carlo Method
Due to the limitations of dimension and experiment cost, the reliability analysis of PSSS (Periodic Symmetric Struts Support ) mainly depend on reliability simulation. Inlet temperature, inlet velocity and inlet pressure of the thermal channel are the major random variables impacting PASS. In this paper, it generates 120 groups random variables by using stochastic finite element method ,which combined finite element software and Monte Carlo method. Temperature distribution is obtained based on fluid-structure interaction analysis with each group of variables as boundary condition, then thermal stress distribution is obtained by using steady state thermal analysis. After that, the maximum stress value of each group are extracted out, and the curve fitting for the probabilistic distribution curve of the stress was carried on. Then the function of the probabilistic distribution of maximum stress was got. According to the stress - strength interference model, the reliability calculation of PSSS was carried out, which can provides some reference data for the reliability analysis of the heavy--duty gas turbine.. This shows that by using finite element method and the monte carlo method to carry out structure strength reliability analysis of maximum stress area is feasible.
Y. X. Zhang et al., "The Strength Reliability Analysis of Periodically Symmetric Struts Supports of Gas Turbine Based on Monte-Carlo Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 311-313, pp. 1977-1981, 2011