Influence of turbine blades fabrication conditions on their lifetime

M. Sohaciu, S. Ciucă, D. Savastru, G. Coman, A. Predescu, A. Berbecaru, C. Cotruţ, E. Matei, I. A. Gherghescu, C. Predescu

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The paper presents results of research regarding the behavior in time of the material used in the construction of two hydroelectric turbines on the river Olt. The optoelectronic methods and other techniques of investigation were used: - Metallographic analysis by optical microscopy; - Structural and compositional investigation by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectrometry - Estimation of corrosion resistance by electrochemical experiments The elaboration and casting process of the used martensitic stainless steels are decisive elements concerning the lifetime of the two hydroelectric turbines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-261
Number of pages5
JournalOptoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Rapid Communications
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Corrosion resistance
  • EDS
  • Martensitic stainless steels
  • SEM
  • Turbines manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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