Probabilistic fatigue resistance model for steel welded details under variable amplitude loading : Inference and uncertainty estimation

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Abstract

This paper presents a probabilistic fatigue life prediction model for welded details subjected to variable amplitude random loading, using the nominal stress approach. The proposed model makes use of CA S-N curves in combination with the relative damage rule which allows to globally account for load interaction effects, and the damage limit concept that permits the estimation of the damage for the stress ranges lower than the fatigue limit and is based on linear elastic fracture mechanics. Epistemic (sampling) and aleatory (statistical) uncertainties are estimated in a statistical framework, making the model applicable for structural reliability analyses.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105515
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Fatigue
Volume135
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Bridge loading
  • Likelihood
  • Uncertainty
  • Variable amplitude loading
  • Welded details

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