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An Energy-Based Axial Isothermal-Mechanical Fatigue Lifing Method

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John Wertz, Todd Letcher, M.-H. Herman Shen

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Onome Scott-Emuakpor, Tommy George, Charles Cross

Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Paper No. GT2012-68889, pp. 207-214; 8 pages
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2012: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition
  • Volume 7: Structures and Dynamics, Parts A and B
  • Copenhagen, Denmark, June 11–15, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4473-1
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME


An energy-based fatigue lifing method for the determination of the full-life and critical-life of in-service structures subjected to axial isothermal-mechanical fatigue (IMF) has been developed. The foundation of this procedure is the energy-based axial room-temperature lifing model, which states: the total strain energy dissipated during both a quasi-static process and a dynamic (fatigue) process is the same material property. The axial IMF lifing framework is composed of the following entities: (1) the development of an axial IMF testing capability; (2) the creation of a testing procedure capable of assessing the strain energy dissipated during both a quasi-static process and a dynamic process at elevated temperatures; and (3), the incorporation of the effect of thermal loading into the axial fatigue lifing model. Both an axial IMF capability and a detailed testing procedure were created. The axial IMF capability was employed to produce full-life and critical-life predictions as functions of temperature, which were shown to have excellent correlation with experimental fatigue data. For the highest operating temperature, the axial IMF full-life prediction was compared to lifing predictions made by both the Universal Slopes and the Uniform Material Law prediction and was found to be more accurate at elevated temperature.

Copyright © 2012 by ASME
Topics: Fatigue



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