Discrete Markov process approach to fatigue crack growth

T. J. Enneking, B. F. Spencer

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The discrete Markov approach considered herein is simple to implement and uses a two-dimensional stochastic model in conjunction with simulation to estimate model parameters. The possibility of damage moving multiple states during a single period of loading is considered. Only simple matrix multiplication is required to evaluate the effects of varying initial fatigue quality on life estimates once the conditional probabilities of movement between the cells is determined. Modifications to the general approach, to reduce computational time and storage requirements are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Engineering Mechanics
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872628671
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics - College Station, TX, USA
Duration: May 24 1992May 27 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of Engineering Mechanics


OtherProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics
CityCollege Station, TX, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture


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