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A SIMPLIFIED APPROACH TO THERMOMECHANICAL FATIGUE AND APPLICATION TO V-SHAPED NOTCHES

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2013
Abstract/Description:
A vast array of high value parts in land- and air-based turbomachinery are subjected to non-isothermal cycling in the presence of mechanical loading. Crack initiation, growth and eventual failure more significantly reduce life in these components compared to isothermal conditions. More accurate simulation of the stress and strain evolution at critical locations of components, as well as test specimens, can lead to a more accurate prediction of remaining life to a structural integrity specialists. The focus of this thesis is to characterize the effects of thermomechanical fatigue (TMF) on generic turbomachinery alloy. An expression that can be used to estimate the maximum and minimum stress under a variety of loading conditions is formulated. Analytical expressions developed here are modifications of classic mechanics of materials methods (e.g. Neuber's Rule and Ramberg-Osgood). The novel models are developed from a collection of data based on parametric finite element analysis to encompass the complex load history present in turbine service conditions. Relevance of the observations and formulated solutions are also explored for the case of a tensile specimen containing a v-shaped notch. Accurate estimations of non-isothermal fatigue presented here endeavor to improve component lifing and decrease maintenance costs.
Title: A SIMPLIFIED APPROACH TO THERMOMECHANICAL FATIGUE AND APPLICATION TO V-SHAPED NOTCHES.
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Name(s): Bouchenot, Thomas, Author
Gordon, Ali, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: A vast array of high value parts in land- and air-based turbomachinery are subjected to non-isothermal cycling in the presence of mechanical loading. Crack initiation, growth and eventual failure more significantly reduce life in these components compared to isothermal conditions. More accurate simulation of the stress and strain evolution at critical locations of components, as well as test specimens, can lead to a more accurate prediction of remaining life to a structural integrity specialists. The focus of this thesis is to characterize the effects of thermomechanical fatigue (TMF) on generic turbomachinery alloy. An expression that can be used to estimate the maximum and minimum stress under a variety of loading conditions is formulated. Analytical expressions developed here are modifications of classic mechanics of materials methods (e.g. Neuber's Rule and Ramberg-Osgood). The novel models are developed from a collection of data based on parametric finite element analysis to encompass the complex load history present in turbine service conditions. Relevance of the observations and formulated solutions are also explored for the case of a tensile specimen containing a v-shaped notch. Accurate estimations of non-isothermal fatigue presented here endeavor to improve component lifing and decrease maintenance costs.
Identifier: CFH0004480 (IID), ucf:45073 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-08-01
B.S.M.E.
Engineering and Computer Science, Dept. of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering
Bachelors
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Subject(s): Thermomechanical Fatigue
Thermomechanical
Thermo-mechanical
Thermal-Mechanical
Non-isothermal
TMF
Ramberg-Osgood
Neuber's Rule
Notch
Homologous Modulus
Homologous
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004480
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Host Institution: UCF

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