RELIABILITY AND STRUCTURAL FATIGUE IN ONE-CRACK MODELS

To be realistic, any model of structural fatigue should allow for attrition due to collapse and/or war damage, hijacking, etc. In one-crack structures, attrition adds a single term to the Fokker-Planck equation which statistically describes crack growth. This remarkably simplifies the reliability computation, and elucidates the interaction of fatigue, inspection, ultimate loads and other risks. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aeronautical Research Laboratories

    Larimer Street, Fisherman's Bend
    Melbourne SC7, Victoria,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Ford, D G
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ARL/STRUC-369
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1980 12:00AM