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Research project

Structural Integrity assessments in steam turbine power generation blade materials

Research areas:
Lead researcher:
Other researchers:
Status:
Active

Project overview

Fatigue in steam turbine blade materials is a growing issue as we try to extend the latter stages of lifetime at end of life of these assets. In particular a focus on fatigue mitigation approaches such as shot peening, coatings and minor overloads on fatigue mechanisms has been studied in a range of projects

Staff

Lead researcher

Professor Philippa Reed

PROFESSOR OF STRUCTURAL MATERIALS

Research interests

  • Fatigue processes in additively manufactured high performance alloys
  • High temperature oxidation and creep fatigue processes in nickel based turbine disc and blade alloys

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Other researchers

Doctor Andrew Hamilton

Associate Professor

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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Benjamin M. D. Cunningham,
Angelos Evangelou,
Chao You,
Andrew Morris,
James Wise,
Philippa A. S. Reed,
, 2021 , Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures , 45 (2) , 546--564
Type: article
Chao You,
Mithila Achintha,
Binyan He,
, 2017 , International Journal of Fatigue , 103 , 99--111
Type: article
Chao You,
Binyan He,
Mithila Achintha,
, 2017 , International Journal of Fatigue , 104 , 120–135
Type: article
Chao You,
Mithila Achintha,
Katherine Soady,
, 2017 , Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures , 40 (5) , 749--760
Type: article
André Caetano Melado,
Arthur Seiji Nishikawa,
Hélio Goldenstein,
Michael A. Giles,
, 2017 , International Journal of Fatigue
Type: article
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