Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, PA
The “equal rank” assumption is commonly used to statistically relate the tensile strength and fatigue life of specimens made from fibrous composite materials [1–4]. It implies that a specimen in a given population has the same rank in the static-strength distribution as it does in the fatigue-life distribution. This assumption has been shown to be generally valid for unidirectional graphite/epoxy composites subjected to static tension and tensile fatigue loadings .
Paper ID: CTR10747J