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Elżbieta Szymczyk, Paweł Bogusz, Grzegorz Sławiński and Jerzy Jachimowicz

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Wojciech Wdowiński, Elżbieta Szymczyk, Jerzy Jachimowicz and Grzegorz Moneta

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The motivation of the article is fatigue and fretting issue of the compressor rotor blades and disks. These phenomena can be caused by high contact pressures leading to fretting occurring on contact faces in the lock (blade-disk connection, attachment of the blade to the disk). Additionally, geometrical notches and high cyclic loading can initiate cracks and lead to engine failures. The paper presents finite element static and modal analyses of the axial compressor 3rd rotor stage (disk and blades) of the K-15 turbine engine. The analyses were performed for the original trapezoidal/dovetail lock geometry and its two modifications (new lock concepts) to optimize the stress state of the disk-blade assembly. The cyclic symmetry formulation was used to reduce modelling and computational effort.

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Janusz Typek, Kamil Wardal, Grzegorz Zolnierkiewicz, Anna Szymczyk, Nikos Guskos, Urszula Narkiewicz and Elzbieta Piesowicz

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Magnetic properties of 0.7(Fe2O3)/0.3(ZnO) nanocomposite synthesized by traditional wet chemistry method and containing only two phases: ZnO (nonmagnetic) and ZnFe2O4 (magnetic, with nanocrystallites of average size 12 nm, but forming large agglomerates, up to 100 nm in size) were studied by DC magnetization and ferromagnetic resonance (FMR). The investigated nanocomposite was either in a form of nanopowder or dispersed at concentration of 0.1 wt.% in poly(ethylene naphthalate-block-tetramethylene oxide) PTMO-b-PEN polymer matrix. Similarities and differences in magnetic behavior of these two samples revealed by the study of static magnetization and FMR spectra have been discussed relative to different morphologies and the associated variation of interparticle interactions. Moreover, thermal and thermo-oxidative stability of the nanocomposite and the neat polymer have been studied by thermogravimetric method.