The Use of Statistical Reference Stress Techniques in Nonlinear Structural Analysis

  • J. T. Boyle
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


It is the purpose of this paper to describe the use of the Reference Stress Method in structural analysis for material nonlinear behaviour as a simple means of assessing the effect of scatter in uniaxial test data. As an example the life to ductile rupture of a spinning holed disc is examined.


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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. T. Boyle
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanics of MaterialsUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland, UK

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