Damage Equivalent Method of Fatigue Reliability Analysis of Load-Sharing Parallel System
As for load-sharing parallel system like multi-engine system and wire cable, dependence-failure must occur due to load redistributing, so the component life distributions changed. After the analysis of the disadvantage of failure probability equivalent principle and the transformation of equivalent working time of different life distribution based on damage equivalent principle, the parallel system reliability model applying full probability formula is established. The established reliability model provides a new method for reliability analysis of load-sharing parallel system whose component life follows any distribution.
Z.Y. Shen, M.N. James, W.D. Li, and Y.X. Zhao
G. B. Hao and L. Y. Xie, "Damage Equivalent Method of Fatigue Reliability Analysis of Load-Sharing Parallel System", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 44-46, pp. 853-858, 2008