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Reliability, Life Prediction and Proof Testing of Ceramics
Interim rept. 1 Jul 1973-30 Jun 1974
NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTONDC INST FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH
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A critical review is presented of the use of proof testing as a design method for assuring the reliability of structural components. The advantage of proof testing over the statistical approach used for design lies in the insensitivity of the proof testing method to the detailed history of handling or processing of structural components. Methods are presented for developing and using proof test diagrams to assure component lifetime after proof testing. Procedures of proof testing and precautions that must be followed during proof testing are discussed. Provided these precautions are followed, proof testing offers a general method for assuring the reliability of structural components under stress.
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