Accession Number:

AD0677586

Title:

A NEW FAMILY OF LIFE DISTRIBUTIONS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WA MATHEMATICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A new two parameter family of life length distributions is presented which is derived from a model for fatigue. This derivation follows from considerations of renewal theory for the number of cycles needed to force a fatigue crack extension to exceed a critical value. Some closure properties of this family are given and some comparisons made with other families such as the lognormal which have been previously used in fatigue studies.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE