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90. 95 stage of the median curve 1. The lower curve 4 is a scatter unilateral limit. 95 of the estimated lifetime N, for the same value of S, using curve 2. 10 of distribution N is at the right of curve 4. 6. 11. 12. 1. Principle This method is based on the experimental observation that distribution of the numbers of cycles to failure, for a given level of stress amplitude, is normal. It enables us to graphically check this normality using a diagram (Henry diagram) with Gausso-arithmetical coordinates (Gaussian scale as ordinates and arithmetic scale as abscissa).

The observations that have been made above regarding the number of tests needed enable us to understand these methods are not commonly used for the study of fatigue. Nevertheless, we appreciate that when these tests have been performed there can be a genuine reason for the precise estimation of p and (T and that, as a consequence, we should not stop at the graphic representation but should go further using numerical calculation. 4. Conclusions The “probit” method (wrongly termed as we do not proceed to a numerical operation of the test results using the real “probit” method [FIN 72, ULM 521) takes a long time to be carried out.

48 Fatigue of Materials and Structures We will first focus on the shape of failure isoprobability curves and then on the adjustment of an “average” curve. 2. Mathematical representation of the Wohler curve Dengel [DEN] studied representations of various Wohler curves. 22] where N is the number of cycles at which a failure occurs, S is the amplitude of the applied stress, and two constraints a and b. Although it cannot reflect a horizontal or asymptotic part of the entire S-N curve due to its nature, it usually gives a good representation of the average part of the curve.

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