An investigation of the feasibility of composite turbine compressor blades

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Marcus, Kashif en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Branehög, Johan en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-31T10:21:52Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-31T10:21:52Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Branehög, J. 2000. An investigation of the feasibility of composite turbine compressor blades. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4966
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract A study has been conducted as to the feasibility of using a carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite to replace the titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V) for the manufacture of turbine compressor blades. These blades are used in the first compression stage of a gas turbine and suffer from high stresses at the roots and rotor discs induced by the high centrifugal forces during operation and are sensitive to vibrations. The blades are of a transonic type with typical rotational speeds of up to 10 000 rpm. The lighter composite blade will reduce stresses on the rotor disc and on the blade root itself as well as having more controllable vibration frequencies. This project considers the potential problems of replacing a titanium alloy with a carbon epoxy composite. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.title An investigation of the feasibility of composite turbine compressor blades en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Centre for Materials Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Branehög, J. (2000). <i>An investigation of the feasibility of composite turbine compressor blades</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Centre for Materials Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4966 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Branehög, Johan. <i>"An investigation of the feasibility of composite turbine compressor blades."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Centre for Materials Engineering, 2000. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4966 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Branehög J. An investigation of the feasibility of composite turbine compressor blades. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Centre for Materials Engineering, 2000 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4966 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Branehög, Johan AB - A study has been conducted as to the feasibility of using a carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite to replace the titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V) for the manufacture of turbine compressor blades. These blades are used in the first compression stage of a gas turbine and suffer from high stresses at the roots and rotor discs induced by the high centrifugal forces during operation and are sensitive to vibrations. The blades are of a transonic type with typical rotational speeds of up to 10 000 rpm. The lighter composite blade will reduce stresses on the rotor disc and on the blade root itself as well as having more controllable vibration frequencies. This project considers the potential problems of replacing a titanium alloy with a carbon epoxy composite. DA - 2000 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2000 T1 - An investigation of the feasibility of composite turbine compressor blades TI - An investigation of the feasibility of composite turbine compressor blades UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4966 ER - en_ZA


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