In this paper, new technologies for repairing turbine blades are presented, in which the manufacturing processes and materials mechanisms are incorporated. Since the turbine blades taken into consideration here are components of high pressure turbines, the focus of this paper lies on nickel-based alloys. Depending on the size and form of the defects present on the blades, two procedures can be used for repairing turbine blades: brazing and/or cladding. In one approach, a hybrid repair brazing process was developed, in which the filler metal and the hot gas corrosion protective coating were applied by thermal spraying. Subsequently, a combined brazing and aluminizing process was carried out. In a second approach, a laser cladding process for crack repair was developed wherein single crystalline solidification of the cladding material was carried out.
CEAS Aeronautical Journal – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 26, 2017
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