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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|
|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|