Probabilistic Mesomechanics for High Cycle Fatigue Life Prediction

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Robert G. Tryon, Thomas A. Cruse

Brentwood Technologies, Inc., Brentwood, TN 37027

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 122(2), 209-214 (Nov 01, 1999) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.482789 History: Received June 23, 1998; Revised November 01, 1999
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Three-stage mesomechanical fatigue model
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Crack tip slip band in multiple grains
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Fatigue life distribution of the specimens plotted on lognormal probability paper
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Predicted fatigue life distribution plotted on lognormal paper
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Fatigue life test data plotted on lognormal paper (data from Bastenaire)
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Predicted mean fatigue life for various size specimens
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Predicted stress versus life curve
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Importance of the random variable variation on the fatigue life variation



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