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Reliability-Based Method for Service Life Prediction of Materials



Christopher C. White, Jonathan W. Martin, S F. Weber, L Shultz


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.
Proceedings Title
ANTEC Conference
Conference Dates
May 5-8, 2002
Conference Title
ANTEC Conference Proceedings


dose-damage models, rubber elasticity, sealant, service life prediction


White, C. , Martin, J. , Weber, S. and Shultz, L. (2003), Reliability-Based Method for Service Life Prediction of Materials, ANTEC Conference (Accessed December 7, 2023)
Created September 17, 2003, Updated February 19, 2017