By Enrique Castillo

The publication offers a unified probabilistic method of review of fatigue harm, together with all steps to be undefined, beginning with fatigue trying out making plans, fabric characterization via lab experiments, version choice, parameter estimation and harm review and existence prediction linked to a given pressure or pressure background. It additionally treats desktop courses to do the entire above.

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4. Repeating Steps 2 and 3 until convergence of the process takes place. 5. 5 49 A fatigue model for varying stress range and given stress level If some specimens are tested to fatigue failure with loading cycles ranging from σm to σM for three different constant values of σm and a given fixed value σM = σM1 , we obtain the data indicated by crosses in Fig. 2(a). If we repeat the same experiments for a different constant value σM = σM2 , we get the data indicated by circles in the same figure. The data suggest a family of percentiles of the form indicated in Fig.

38) where qmin () is the cdf of a minimum law (weakest link principle). As has been indicated in Sect. 39) where μ∗1 (Δσ ∗ ), σ1∗ (Δσ ∗ ) and μ∗2 (N ∗ ), σ2∗ (N ∗ ) are the location and scale parameters of N ∗ given Δσ ∗ and Δσ ∗ given N ∗ , respectively, leading to the functional equation: Δσ ∗ − μ∗2 (N ∗ ) N ∗ − μ∗1 (Δσ ∗ ) = . 42) where B ∗ , C ∗ , λ∗ , δ ∗ and β ∗ are the dimensionless model parameters, the physical meanings of which (see Fig. 3) are the following: B ∗ : threshold value of lifetime N ∗ .

INTRODUCTION 37 life of the specimen is random, the model must be statistical in nature, so, from the very beginning we treat fatigue lifetime N as a random variable. As we shall see later in this chapter, based on the weakest-link principle, the Weibull or Gumbel distributions seem to be the most adequate and theoretically justified distributions to reproduce fatigue lifetime from a statistical point of view (see Castillo et al. (1987a)). In other words, the weakest-link principle tells us that the Weibull or Gumbel distributions are the natural and adequate distributions to reproduce fatigue lifetime.

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