MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 12, 2014FDMD II - JIP 2014 - Fatigue Design & Material Defects
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Session 2: Probabilistic Model|
|Published online||09 June 2014|
Bi-conditional probabilistic fatigue stress-based curve definition and comparison with other models
1 Universita’ di Ferrara, Dip. di Ingegneria, via Saragat 1, 44122 Ferrara, Italy
2 SACMI Imola S.C., via Selice 17/A, 40026 Imola (BO), Italy
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The definition of the relationship between probability, fatigue stress and cycles to failure is of great importance, especially in applications which requires very low probability of failure (e.g. Pf=0.1%). In this paper a new formulation is presented, which allows to separately consider the probability of the endurance and the probability of existence of the initiating defect. This approach is then compared to a number of known models. For this purpose, the proprietary results of 8 fatigue test sets, each with at least 24 data points, have been analyzed. A ranking of goodness-of-fit based on the Relative Likelihood can be used to choose the best distribution within each model, but unfortunately cannot be used to compare different models. The conclusions were: 1- the better description of the HCF strength, in terms of performance and robustness, were obtained by the 2-p Weibull distribution; 2- the choice of the model has a great influence in the estimate of the low probability quantiles, but it still subjective and a definitive answer cannot be given after this benchmark; 3- the strength of the proposed model is its flexibility.
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