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Effects of Design Variables on High Cycle Fatigue in Steam Turbine Stages

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Tie Chen, John Rogerson, Kush Patel, Peter Millington

Alstom, Rugby, UK

Paper No. GT2014-25610, pp. V01BT27A018; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/GT2014-25610
From:
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2014: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition
  • Volume 1B: Marine; Microturbines, Turbochargers and Small Turbomachines; Steam Turbines
  • Düsseldorf, Germany, June 16–20, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4558-5
  • Copyright © 2014 by Alstom Technologie AG

abstract

Modern steam turbine designs are exploring wider design space to gain improved performance. At the same time, the mechanical integrity of the steam turbine needs to be maintained. This requires an in-depth understanding of the effects of each design variable on High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) of a steam turbine stage. In a previous paper, effects of both Blade Count Ratio (BCR) and Gap Ratio (GR) were studied in a steam turbine stage. This paper studies the HCF of a new rotor blade with a narrower chord, which shows higher response. Furthermore, the effect of stagger angle of the stator blade is investigated. Their effects on aero forcing, aero damping and frequency shift are also demonstrated. A one-way coupling approach is used in this study due to its high computing efficiency.

Copyright © 2014 by Alstom Technologie AG

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