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Malfunction crack failure in hydrodynamically lubricated bearings: A Case Study Hydraulic Turbine
  • Yahya Taşgın,
  • Gökhan Kahraman
Yahya Taşgın
Munzur Universitesi
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Gökhan Kahraman
Munzur Universitesi
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Abstract

This study investigates the trunnion crack of a 50 MW hydraulic turbine in the generator guide bearing. The crack area has been examined metallographically and the fixing method for the the trunnion crack has been explained. Result of the study shows that the reason for the formation of the bearing trunnion crack can be the thermal stresses that occur during the mounting of the bearing trunnion to the turbine shaft and the material fatigue that occurs during the operation of the hydraulic turbine.