Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 828–841 | Cite as

Fatigue in Rotating Equipment: Is it HCF or LCF?

  • Nicholas E. Cherolis
  • Daniel J. Benac
  • Wesley D. Pridemore
Technical Article---Peer-Reviewed


This article discusses practical differences between high-cycle fatigue and low-cycle fatigue at relatively lower temperatures in rotating equipment and the equipment attached to it. Methods to identify the failure mode are discussed so proper prevention measures can be put in place to prevent future occurrences. Examples of typical components are provided to show the methods in action.


High-cycle fatigue HCF Low-cycle fatigue LCF Fracture Crack initiation Fatigue origin Striations Facets 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas E. Cherolis
    • 1
  • Daniel J. Benac
    • 1
  • Wesley D. Pridemore
    • 2
  1. 1.Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants, Inc.San AntonioUSA
  2. 2.GE-AviationCincinnatiUSA

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