Steam Turbine Blade Failures, Causes And Correction
This paper is meant to help with failure investigation, presenting a review of the causes and effects involved when blades fail. Included are descriptions of failure mechanisms (stress; resonance; environment) and of the conditions causing the failures (design; material; manufacturing; operation). Also included are chapters on failure analysis, evaluation of circumstantial evidence, failure history, and investigative procedures. A table coordinates causes and effect. An appendix explains methods used to compare stress levels against allowable values.
Sohre, John S. (1975). Steam Turbine Blade Failures, Causes And Correction. Texas A&M University. Gas Turbine Laboratories. Available electronically from