Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp 1080–1084

On estimating the Weibull modulus for a brittle material

  • K. Trustrum
  • A. De S. Jayatilaka


Common methods of estimating the Weibull modulus are surveyed. Computer simulation is used to obtain the statistical properties of different estimators. Most estimators are shown to be biased and their respective adjustment factors, for a range of experimentally feasible sample sizes, are given.


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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Trustrum
    • 1
  • A. De S. Jayatilaka
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and School of Engineering and Applied SciencesUniversity of SussexBrightonUK
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of Sri LankaPradeniyaSri Lanka

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