A Mixed-Effect Multi-Failure-Mechanism Fatigue Reliability Model
Based on the concept of multilevel statistics, mixed-effect fatigue reliability models are presented, by which fatigue reliability can be directly calculated according to stress distribution and fatigue life distribution function condition to stress. Mathematically, the fatigue reliability is estimated as the expectation of a conditional survival probability function to the stochastic stress history. Especially, such models are capable of estimating the fatigue reliability of a component with competing failure mechanisms such as conventional fatigue and giga-cycle fatigue, where two groups of P-S-N curves are involved.
L.Y. Xie, M.N. James, Y.X. Zhao and W.X. Qian
L. Y. Xie et al., "A Mixed-Effect Multi-Failure-Mechanism Fatigue Reliability Model", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 118-120, pp. 37-42, 2010