Ravi A. Ravindranath

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Surface enhancement technologies such as shot peening, laser shock peening (LSP), and low plasticity burnishing (LPB) can provide substantial fatigue life improvement. However, to be effective, the compressive residual stresses that increase fatigue strength must be retained in service. For successful integration into turbine design, the process must be(More)
In a conference, considering the packets only f i o m a set of selected clients can reduce the degradation of the quality of speech because mixing packets from all clients can lead to lack of clarity in the speech of any participants. The automatic selection should be smooth arid should not cause frequent interruptions. A method of selecting the clients f o(More)
Mechanical surface treatments that introduce a layer of residual surface compression improve high cycle fatigue (HCF) performance. If the depth of compression extends through the thickness of blade or vane edges, foreign object damage (FOD) tolerance can be dramatically improved. The effect of low plasticity burnishing (LPB) on the HCF performance and FOD(More)
High cycle fatigue (HCF) performance of turbine engine components has been known for decades to benefit from compressive surface residual stresses introduced through shot peening. However, credit for the fatigue benefits of shot peening has not been taken into account in the design of components. Rather shot peening has been used primarily to safe guard(More)
Compressor blades of a military aircraft turbine engine made of 17-4 PH stainless steel have been reported to have blade edge foreign object damage (FOD), corrosion pitting, and erosion damage that reduce fatigue life. This paper reports the findings of a comprehensive investigation of the effect of residual compressive stresses, imparted by various surface(More)
The benefits of applying low plasticity burnishing (LPB) to 17-4PH Stainless Steel (H1100) on both the fatigue and corrosion fatigue performance were compared with the shot peened (SP) and low stress ground (LSG) conditions. LPB treatment dramatically improved both the high cycle fatigue (HCF) performance and fatigue strength. The baseline LSG and SP(More)
Low Plasticity Burnishing (LPB) is now established as a surface enhancement technology capable of introducing through-thickness compressive residual stresses in the edges of gas turbine engine blades and vanes to mitigate foreign object damage (FOD). The “Fatigue Design Diagram” (FDD) method has been described and demonstrated to determine the depth and(More)
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