Reliability assessment of centrifugal compressor impeller based on the Monte Carlo method

Yifan Wang, Shujie Liu, Chi Liu, Hong Chao Zhang

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Reliability assessment of centrifugal compressor impellers has been a critical issue in industrial practice and application. In this paper, cycling life of the impeller obtained by the fatigue test is substituted into the S-N formula to calculate a group of parameter b in the formula. Then b is fitted by a three-parameter Weibull distribution. After that, Monte Carlo method is used for random sampling from the three-parameter Weibull distribution. Every b acquired by the sampling is substituted back into the S-N formula, by which a large group of values of the cycling life are calculated to fit its distribution. The reliability of the impeller under operating condition is then obtained to provide a critical reference for the health monitoring of the centrifugal compressor impeller online.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-285
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Manufacturing Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017


  • Fatigue life
  • Impeller failures
  • Life prediction
  • Reliability analysis


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