A low cycle fatigue (LCF) life exhaustion method is developed for gas turbine engine disks subjected to complex mission history loading. The method is incorporated into an algorithm for LCF life exhaustion prediction as a function of component, material, mission history, and mission ordering. Principal features in the LCF life model include a simple strain range-mean stress correlation model, a predictive model for the effects of strain-hardened surface layers due to machining and the effects of dwell (creep) due to elevated temperature exposure time, a fracture mechanics-based nonlinear, cumulative damage model, and full-scale component verification.

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