By Enrique Castillo

The publication supplies a unified probabilistic method of assessment of fatigue harm, together with all steps to be undefined, beginning with fatigue checking out making plans, fabric characterization via lab experiments, version choice, parameter estimation and harm evaluate and existence prediction linked to a given pressure or pressure historical past. It additionally treats computing device courses to do all of the above.

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6. 13 shows the crack growth rate as a function of ΔK, from which we can recognize that: 1. A threshold ΔKth could be assumed below which no crack growth occurs. 2. There is a failure ΔKf related to the material fracture toughness that defines failure. 8. SIZE EFFECT 25 3. The crack growth rate curve is of sigmoidal type. 4. Though there is some randomness associated with this curve, we assume that it is negligible, according to the assumption made for the crack growth curves. In this book we will see that: 1.

4 Use of the model in practice . . . . . . 5 Example of application . . . . . . . 6 Model for varying stress range and level . . 7 Dimensional Weibull and Gumbel models . . 8 Properties of the model . . . . . . . . 1 Parameter estimation . . . . . . . . 2 Use of the model in practice . . . . . . 3 Example of applications . . . . . . . 9 Concluding remarks . . . . . . . . . 10 Appendix A: Derivation of the general model . 11 Appendix B: S-N curves for the general model E.

3 Example of applications . . . . . . . 9 Concluding remarks . . . . . . . . . 10 Appendix A: Derivation of the general model . 11 Appendix B: S-N curves for the general model E. Castillo, A. V. 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 38 41 41 42 43 43 45 48 49 49 53 55 56 57 59 64 65 69 71 72 84 85 89 35 ¨ CHAPTER 2. 1 Introduction In the evaluation and prediction of the fatigue lifetime of machines and structures the role of mathematical and statistical models is crucial, due to the high complexity of the fatigue problem, in which the consideration of the stress range, stress level and the size effect, together with an efficient estimation of the corresponding parameters represents one of the most difficult and attracting challenges, which have not yet been satisfactorily solved.

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