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What is meant by the general investigative expression, 'Turbines may have a memory'? (Note: the word “memory” in this case does NOT refer to a human factors issue) Turbines have a memory because they can handle the high thermal temperature and continue to run. These engines can go through many heat cycles until damage starts to surface like small cracks on the blades. Explain why a modern turbine engine is easier to analyze (from an accident investigation perspective)

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