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Fatigue crack monitoring in aero-engines: simulation and experiments
Author(s): Leonid M. Gelman; Ivan V. Petrunin; Chris Thompson
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Paper Abstract

A new genetic approach to fatigue crack monitoring in aero-engine blades is presented. The approach consists of simultaneously using two diagnostic features: the real and imaginary parts of the Fourier transform of vibroacoustical signals. This approach is more fundamental than traditional approaches based on the power spectral density, phase spectrum and Hartley transform; each of these approaches is a special case of the proposed approach. Numerical examples are given based on the processing of signals generated using a nonlinear model of tested blades. The generated signals are the forced vibroacoustical oscillations of cracked and un-cracked blades. The numerical examples show that crack detection ismore effective when using the new approach than when u sing the power spectral density approach. The presented experimental results using un-cracked and cracked turbuine blades from an aero-engine are matched with numerical results. The proposed approach offers an effectiveness improvement over the traditional approach based on power spectral density.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5272, Industrial and Highway Sensors Technology, (8 March 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.516030
Show Author Affiliations
Leonid M. Gelman, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ivan V. Petrunin, National Technical Univ. of Ukraine (Ukraine)
Chris Thompson, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5272:
Industrial and Highway Sensors Technology
Brian Culshaw; Samuel David Crossley; Helmut E. Knee; Michael A. Marcus; John P. Dakin, Editor(s)

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