Assessing the Condition of Gas Turbine Rotor Blades with the Optoelectronic and Thermographic Methods
Mariusz Bogdan , J. Błachnio , A. Kułaszka , Marcin Derlatka
AbstractGas turbines and their blades in particular might be damaged in the course of the aviation turbojet engine operation process. The degradation process of the blade microstructure is most evident from the change in the colour of its surface. This is assessed using the optoelectronic method. The article presents the concept of non-destructive methods, which are used to assess the degree of degradation of the alloy of a gas turbine blade. The proposed optoelectronic method is the basic method for the preliminary determination of color changes in the surface. Appropriate videoscopes or video-analyzers, capable of recording a test object in various electromagnetic wave ranges (infrared radiation, visible range), are used for this purpose. These preliminary results of the diagnosis make it possible to infer further studies of the blade. For accurate investigation of the state of the alloy microstructure, a non-destructive thermographic method (xenon flash pulsed thermography) was used. The results of studies of the degradation of the microstructure with the use of non-destructive methods were verified through the use of metallographic investigations. Appropriate metallographic specimens were created in order to recognize phase γ′ degradation (i.e., the phase strengthening the blade alloy). The results of the presented research allowed for an in-depth assessment of the degree of microstructure degradation of operated blades.
|Journal series||Metals, ISSN 2075-4701, (N/A 70 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.75|
|Keywords in English||turbine blade, digital image, impulse thermography, microstructure degradation|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score|| = 36.0, 05-03-2019, manual|
= 70.0, 06-03-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 1.231; : 2018 = 2.259 (2) - 2018=2.371 (5)|
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