Damage of a high temperature rotor subjected to the creep-fatigue interaction was numerically investigated. Toward that end, a high temperature rotor of a 1000MW supercritical steam turbine was chosen for the study. A continuum damage mechanics model (CDM), which depicts the fatigue-creep interaction, was developed in the present paper. During the practical startup and shutdown processes, the influence of the multiaxial creep-fatigue interaction on strength of the rotor was analyzed in terms of stress, strain and damage. Comparison of the results from linear damage accumulation model (LDA) and CDM demonstrated that CDM was more reasonable to predict the lifetime of the rotor due to the multiaxial creep-fatigue interaction.

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