Dovetail Surface Enhancement for Durability

Author:  Michael Edward McCann and Sang Y Park
Source:  US Patent 7,516,547
Doc ID:  2009044
Year of Publication:  2009
A gas turbine engine blade having a dovetail with an enhanced surface for durability is disclosed. The blade includes an airfoil section and a dovetail section disposed opposite the airfoil section. The dovetail section has an outer surface, at least a portion of which has residual compressive stresses resulting from a plurality of peening operations. The dovetail section also includes a copper-nickel-indium wear coating layer disposed over the outer surface having residual compressive stresses and a lubricant coating layer disposed over the copper-nickel-indium wear coating layer, wherein the lubricant coating layer is lead-free.

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