Reliability of Reactor Components and Systems Subject to Fatigue and Creep.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C INST FOR THE STUDY OF FATIGUE FRACTURE AND STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY
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The physical-probabilistic basis for the reliability assessment of structural parts operating at elevated temperatures and therefore subject not only to fatigue -- but also to creep-damage or to a combination of both is developed and discussed. The importance of order-statistics concepts and, in particular, of extreme value distributions in structural reliability analysis is demonstrated. Diagrams facilitating the practical application of the developed concepts in this analysis are presented.
- Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering