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dc.contributor.advisor Lutes, Loren D.
dc.creatorCorazao, Miguel
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T21:23:45Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T21:23:45Z
dc.date.issued 1981
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/104474
dc.description.abstract Fatigue damage is an important cumulative effect of random loads, such as those caused by earthquakes, wind and waves. The widely used Palmgren-Miner rule provides a simple procedure to quantify the damage produced by complicated time histories if a satisfactory cycle counting method such as the rain-flow algorithm is available. A cost effective alternative is to assume a probability distribution of stress ranges and to use it to solve the cycle counting problem. The shapes of six commonly used distributions were compared with that of rain-flow stress ranges, and it was found that acceptable results can be expected only in stress histories of narrow to medium band widths. It was also found, however, that the damage computed on the basis of the Rayleigh distribution can be adjusted to provide results that accurately agree with those achieved using the rain-flow method.
dc.format.extent 93 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Stress ranges produced by stochastic loads
dc.identifier.digital RICE2109
dc.contributor.committeeMember Merwin, John E.;Bourland, Hardy M.;Zettlemoyer, Nicholas
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Civil Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.format.digitalOrigin reformatted digital
dc.identifier.callno THESIS C.E. 1981 CORAZAO
dc.identifier.citation Corazao, Miguel. "Stress ranges produced by stochastic loads." (1981) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/104474.


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