Accession Number : ADD010659

Title :   Method of Enhancing Rotor Bore Cyclic Life.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Brisken,T A ; Maier,A G

Report Date : 25 Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A method of enhancing or prolonging the low cycle fatigue life of the bore area of a rotating disk. The method comprises the step of prestressing the bore area by heating the web/rim area of the disk, while moderately overspeeding the disk. The heating can be accomplished with the use of induction heating coils which are disposed adjacent the web/rim area of the disk. This method, unlike prior art prestressing methods, is simple to perform, is cost effective, and does not compromise the disk or the design of the assembly of which the disk is a component. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Bores, *Prestressing, *Induction heating, Fatigue life, Optimization, Residual stress, Compressive properties, Rotors, Holes(Openings), Thermal stresses, Disks, Rotation, High velocity, Gas turbines, Life expectancy(Service life), High temperature

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE