Application of structure-energy failure theory for determining the probability of failure and durability of turbine and compressor blades of aircraft engines


The aim of the present work was to develop a methodology for assessing reliability on the basis of physical characteristics of an element. To this goal, we used the structure-energy power failure theory. The use of the theory makes it possible to determine the probability of failure using the information on the internal damage of the material. The gas turbine engine blades of the first, second and third turbine stages, new and reconstructed high-pressure compressor blades of stage 5 were the object of the analysis.  We used an industrial computer tomograph XTH 450 LC to carry out non-destructive testing. We carried out destructive tests on stands of the electrodynamic type. The probabilities of failure calculated by using the structure-energy failure theory correspond to the values of reliability indices obtained by the destructive experiments. We developed a computer program based on a statistical method for estimating the reliability of an aircraft engine. The program takes into account the reliability index of rotor blades calculated with the use of the structure-energy failure theory.

About the authors

A. I. Chernyaev

Perm National Research Polytechnic University

Author for correspondence.

Senior Lecturer of the Department of Health and Safety

Russian Federation

V. A. Trefilov

Perm National Research Polytechnic University


Doctor of Science (Engineering), Professor
Professor of the Department of Health and Safety

Russian Federation


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