The Inadequacy of Safe-Life Prediction: Aero-Engine Fan and Compressor Disk Cracking

B.J. Wicks, R.A. Antoniou, S.L. Slater and J. Hou
Aeronautical and Maritime Research Laboratory, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Department of Defence, Box 4331 GPO, Melbourne 3001, Australia

Presented at RTO AVT Symposium on "Ageing Mechanisms and Control: Part B - Monitoring and Management of Gas Turbine Fleets for Extended Life and Reduced Costs", Manchester, UK, 8-11 October 2001, and published in RTO-MP-079(I)