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Title: A comprehensive study of metal fatigue as a stochastic process in gravity die-cast LM25 aluminium and timetal 834 titanium alloys
Author: Harriss, C. A.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 2000
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Despite the recent advances in fatigue life prediction, there remains no generic methodology for predicting with a high degree of accuracy the fatigue life and associated statistical scatter of a completely new component design. The current programme of research has generated a large number of fatigue data for a common gravity die-cast aluminium alloy (LM25), and a forged titanium alloy used typically in high-performance aerospace applications (TIMETAL834, previously known as IMI834). An extensive survey of the literature has been conducted, leading to the development of a standard formulation method for material-specific statistical lifting approaches. This methodology forms the basis for the creation of a Statistical Fatigue Analysis Package (SFAP), which has been used to analyse the fatigue data.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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