Variability in fatigue testing: Sources and effect on notch sensitivity

  • F. A. McClintock
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The information obtained from fatigue tests is obscured by the variability of the results. A knowledge of the sources of the variability is helpful in minimizing this difficulty. Once the variability has been reduced to that due to local variations alone, estimates can be made of how much of the size, shape, and notch sensitivity effects are due to statistical causes.


Fatigue Strength Fatigue Testing Endurance Limit Notch Root Smooth Specimen 
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