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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2012 Vol.13 No.9 P.665-673


Containment of high-speed rotating disk fragments

Author(s):  Hai-jun Xuan, Lu-lu Liu, Yi-ming Feng, Qing He, Juan-juan Li

Affiliation(s):  High-Speed Rotating Machinery Laboratory, Institute of Chemical Machinery, Faculty of Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   marine@zju.edu.cn, fymlx163@gmail.com

Key Words:  Aeroengine, Disk fragments, Engine casing, Containment capability, Numerical simulation

Hai-jun Xuan, Lu-lu Liu, Yi-ming Feng, Qing He, Juan-juan Li. Containment of high-speed rotating disk fragments[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2012, 13(9): 665-673.

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Disk burst accidents sometimes happen in aeroengines. To avoid tragic consequences, aeroengine casings must have sufficient containment capability. Experiments and simulations need to be conducted to study the impact, distortion, and perforation caused by disk burst and which may give important clues to potential failure mechanisms. This paper presents some containment tests of high-speed rotating disk fragments, in which the original disks were burst into three equal fragments within a predetermined rotating speed range. The failure modes of the containment casing varied significantly with the thickness of the containment casing. Shearing, tearing, tensile fracture, and large plastic stretching deformation occurred in a thin-walled containment casing, while a thick-walled casing could contain disk fragments and withstand large plastic deformation. numerical simulations were carried out to study the impact process and failure modes further. Good agreement was found between the results of the simulations and the tests.

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