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Publication Citation: Reliability-Based Method for Service Life Prediction of Materials

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Author(s): Christopher C. White; Jonathan W. Martin; S F. Weber; L Shultz;
Title: Reliability-Based Method for Service Life Prediction of Materials
Published: September 17, 2003
Abstract: Standard test methods, such as ASTM C719, evaluate sealant performance though threshold test measurements. This method and its derivatives do not offer reliable predictions of in-service performance. This presentation will detail efforts to move away from the use of threshold tests towards a reliability-based method for predicting the service life of sealant materials. The central role of effective dosage based models in this approach is expelained. The accurate, rapid, prediction of in-service performance will be discussed with regard to the development of models to communicate the economic consequences of the materials decisions.
Conference: ANTEC Conference Proceedings
Proceedings: ANTEC Conference
Dates: May 5-8, 2002
Keywords: dose-damage models;rubber elasticity;sealant;service life prediction
Research Areas: Building Materials, Coatings/Sealants, Building and Fire Research