Widespread Fatigue Damage – An Issue for Aging and New Aircraft
Widespread Fatigue Damage (WFD) is a technical expression used in the certification of aircraft. The paper presents a set of issues which may influence the probability that a structural item exhibits WFD. The paper mainly follows the line of a stochastic approach to these subjects, and includes the influence of realistic parameters - like manufacturing - and tries to assess what may be the impact of new technologies.
M.H. Aliabadi, Qingfen Li, Li Li and F.-G. Buchholz
P. Horst "Widespread Fatigue Damage – An Issue for Aging and New Aircraft", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 324-325, pp. 1-8, 2006