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Title: Stress corrosion cracking of low pressure steam turbine blade and rotor materials
Authors: Verona, Claire L.
Keywords: Stress
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Claire Louise Verona
Abstract: Stress corrosion cracking of a 14 wt% Cr martensitic stainless steel, with commercial names PH-15Cr5Ni, FV520B or X4CrNiCuMo15-5, used for the manufacture of low pressure turbine blades, has been studied with the intention of gaining a better understanding of the processes involved, how they occur and why. Industrially this is very important as stress corrosion cracking is considered to be a delayed failure process, whereby microscopic cracks can potentially propagate through a metal undetected until catastrophic failure occurs. The aim of this work is to establish links between crack length and external factors, such as exposure time, in order to devise a method of dating stress corrosion cracks and therefore predicting their possible occurrence in-service. [Continues.]
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/10165
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