Location

Snowmass Village, CO

Start Date

1-1-1995 12:00 AM

Description

The motivation for an early fatigue damage characterization by using NDE is easy to understand. Technical components are designed observing in most of the cases conservative design rules for a certain lifetime under fatigue loads. However, during service a mechanical and/or thermal overloading can occur, unexpected at the design phase, and the component locally sometimes is damaged. During further operation the component does not follow the predicted fatigue behaviour, lifetime is shortened and risk for early failure has to be taken into account. Therefore, as a part of the inservice inspection, it is relevant to detect locations and regions of early damage and to quantify the state of damage is the NDE challenge, i.e. to predict the actual lifetime. Repairing the component or by adjustment of the loads the component is made to follow a safe behaviour again up to the designed end of life.

Volume

14B

Chapter

Chapter 7: Materials' Degradation and Specific Applications

Section

Fatigue Damage and Crack Characterization

Pages

2003-2010

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-1987-4_256

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Early Fatigue Damage from the NDE Point of View

Snowmass Village, CO

The motivation for an early fatigue damage characterization by using NDE is easy to understand. Technical components are designed observing in most of the cases conservative design rules for a certain lifetime under fatigue loads. However, during service a mechanical and/or thermal overloading can occur, unexpected at the design phase, and the component locally sometimes is damaged. During further operation the component does not follow the predicted fatigue behaviour, lifetime is shortened and risk for early failure has to be taken into account. Therefore, as a part of the inservice inspection, it is relevant to detect locations and regions of early damage and to quantify the state of damage is the NDE challenge, i.e. to predict the actual lifetime. Repairing the component or by adjustment of the loads the component is made to follow a safe behaviour again up to the designed end of life.