The accuracy of failure predictions based on Weibull statistics

S. L. Fok, J. Smart

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The mechanical failure of ceramic materials is usually characterised by probability equations based on Weibull's weakest link theory. To evaluate these for components in a varying stress field, postprocessors have been developed by us as well as others. The effect of the errors which arises from the postprocessing on the fractional errors in the nominal failure load, the probability of failure or the probability of survival are found and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)905-908
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1995


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