STP798

    Cumulative Damage: Reliability and Maintainability

    Published: Jan 1983


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    Abstract

    A new cumulative damage model is described. It is shown how the major sources of variability present in cumulative damage combine in a natural manner to form the general structure of the model and how this structure plays a fundamental role in the assessment of the reliability and maintainability of a component of a structure.

    Keywords:

    cumulative damage, reliability, maintainability, fatigue failure, fatigue (materials), service inspection, replacement policy, stochastic process, mathematical model, probabilistic fracture mechanics, fatigue crack growth, fracture mechanics


    Author Information:

    Kozin, F
    Professor, Systems, Polytechnic Institute of New York, Farmingdale, N.Y.

    Bogdanoff, JL
    Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.


    Paper ID: STP33216S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP33216S


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