Statistical aspects of fatigue life and endurance limit

Kim Wallin (Corresponding Author)

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    Based on the assumption that the fatigue life and endurance limit is mainly controlled by the materials particle distribution, different possible statistical distributions to describe the fatigue have been assessed. Some distributions lead to high statistical uncertainty or physically non‐realistic size effects. It is shown that, if the maximum particle size distribution is described by a Frechet distribution, both the fatigue life, as well as the endurance limit are described by a Weibull distribution.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)333-344
    Number of pages12
    JournalFatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • endurance limit
    • extreme value distribution
    • fatigue life
    • frechet
    • gumbel
    • statistics
    • weakest link
    • weibull


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