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Mechanical Reliability and Life Prediction for Brittle Materials

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Author(s)

Grady S. White, Lin-Sien H. Lum, Stephen W. Freiman

Abstract

This chapter is intended to provide the reader with a general understanding of why brittle materials fail in a time-dependent manner in service and how to estimate the lifetimes that can be expected for such materials. In addition, we describe procedures to evaluate the confidence with which these lifetime predictions can be applied. Throughout this document, we assume that the material under investigation can be treated as isotropic and homogeneous, and that microstructural influences on properties can be ignored. Therefore, more complicated issues, such as crystallographic texture, grain-boundary phases, and R-curve behavior, lie outside the scope of this discussion and will not be addressed herein.
Citation
Mechanical Reliability and Life Prediction for Brittle Materials
Publisher Info
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Chapter in book: Handbook of Materials Selection edited by Myer Kutz, Publisher John Wiley & Sons,

Keywords

bootstrap, brittle failure, brittle materials, delayed failure, lifetime prediction, reliability, strength, Weibul

Citation

White, G. , Lum, L. and Freiman, S. (2017), Mechanical Reliability and Life Prediction for Brittle Materials, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Chapter in book: Handbook of Materials Selection edited by Myer Kutz, Publisher John Wiley & Sons, (Accessed October 4, 2023)
Created February 19, 2017