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Non-Destructive Evaluation of Creep Damage in a Nickel Base Super-Alloy Turbine Bucket

[+] Author Affiliations
Hector Carreon

Universidad Michoacana, Morelia, MIC, México

Paper No. IMECE2009-10084, pp. 177-182; 6 pages
  • ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 14: Processing and Engineering Applications of Novel Materials
  • Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, November 13–19, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4387-1 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3863-1
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


Due to elevated temperatures, excessive stresses and severed corrosion conditions, turbine engine components are subject to creep processes that limit the components life such as a turbine bucket. The failure mechanism of a turbine bucket is related primarily to creep and corrosion and secondarily to thermal fatigue. As a result, it is desirable to assess the current condition of such turbine component. This study uses the eddy current (EC) nondestructive evaluation technique in an effort to monitor the creep damage in a nickel base super-alloy, 7FA stage 2 turbine bucket after service. The experimental results show significative electrical conductivity variations in eddy current images on the creep damage zone of nickel base super-alloy samples cut from a turbine bucket. Thermoelectric power (TEP) measurements were also conducted in order to obtain a direct correlation between the presence of material changes due to creep damage and the electrical conductivity measurements.

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