Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Experimental Validation of Empirical Methods for Dynamic Stress Prediction in Turbomachinery Blades

[+] Author Affiliations
Timothy C. Allison, Andrew H. Lerche, J. Jeffrey Moore

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX

Paper No. GT2011-45901, pp. 121-131; 11 pages
  • ASME 2011 Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition
  • Volume 6: Structures and Dynamics, Parts A and B
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 6–10, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5466-2
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


Turbomachinery blade fatigue life estimation requires reliable knowledge of actual static and dynamic stresses occurring within the blades. A common method for predicting dynamic stresses is to construct a finite element model of the blade and simulate the dynamic response to aerodynamic loads. Although this method is powerful and very useful, modeling errors (geometry, boundary conditions, stress concentrations, damping, etc.) may result in inaccurate stress predictions. Furthermore, unavoidable variability in manufacturing results in blade mistuning, which significantly affects stress amplification at resonance. This paper presents two empirical methods for predicting dynamic stresses in turbomachinery blades that include the actual effects of structural damping and mistuning. Both methods use strain gauge measurements from a blade modal test to obtain load to strain transfer functions, which are applied to predict the blade strain or stress response to a simulated load. The advantages and disadvantages of each method are discussed. The predictions of each method are compared with dynamic blade strain data acquired during a rotating test of a centrifugal compressor impeller.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In