Fatigue Analysis Techniques for Vintage Steam Turbine/Generator Components

    Published: Jan 1992

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    This paper describes some of the state-of-the-art engineering techniques utilized for the remaining life assessment and condition improvement of steam turbine/generator components in service. These include the finite element method for thermal and stress analyses, the inelastic strain-based fatigue analysis, and fracture mechanics for remaining life assessment. Special techniques for fabricating test specimens from small samples and testing for current fatigue and fracture properties are also described.


    fatigue analysis, fracture mechanics, life evaluation, steam turbine components, fatigue, fracture toughness testing

    Author Information:

    Jhansale, HR
    A-C Equipment Services Corporation, West Allis, WI

    McCann, DR
    A-C Equipment Services Corporation, West Allis, WI

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP24176S

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