Journal Published Online: 01 March 1998
Volume 26, Issue 2

A Statistical Evaluation of the Staircase and the ArcSin√P Methods for Determining the Fatigue Limit



A critical evaluation of the statistics of the fatigue limit as determined by the staircase method and the ArcSin√P transformation is presented. The effects of the testing conditions on the accuracy of results obtained are examined. A modified analysis of the data obtained via the staircase method is presented which yields a reliable estimate of the standard deviation of the fatigue limit, even for small sample sets.

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Braam, JJ
Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
van der Zwaag, S
Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Pages: 7
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Stock #: JTE11982J
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE11982J