Stochastic fatigue limits and fatigue life variability in oriented-PVC pipe

West, D. B. and Truss, R. W. (2012) Stochastic fatigue limits and fatigue life variability in oriented-PVC pipe. Polymer Testing, 31 2: 304-311. doi:10.1016/j.polymertesting.2011.12.011

Author West, D. B.
Truss, R. W.
Title Stochastic fatigue limits and fatigue life variability in oriented-PVC pipe
Journal name Polymer Testing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0142-9418
Publication date 2012-04
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2011.12.011
Volume 31
Issue 2
Start page 304
End page 311
Total pages 8
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Fatigue data has been collected on oriented polyvinyl chloride (PVC-O) pipe samples up to fatigue lifetimes of 107 cycles. A random fatigue limit model based on the work of Pascual and Meeker has been used to establish the fatigue limit in this material. This model assumes that the fatigue limit is a stochastic quantity and that the fatigue life is conditional on the fatigue limit. Moreover, it allows the use of censored data in establishing the fatigue limit magnitude. Although the most appropriate distributions for the fatigue life and the fatigue limit were difficult to determine unambiguously, the presence of a fatigue limit in PVC-O was established. This statistical analysis of the fatigue data allowed failure probability quantiles to be calculated for PVC-O pipe materials.
Keyword Oriented PVC pipes
Random fatigue limit
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 29 December 2011

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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