Application of Fuzzy Sets to Turbocharger Blade Reliability Analysis 1999-01-0050
The Fuzzy sets theory into reliability analyses is studied. In this paper, a novel approach is presented to use the finite element analysis as a “numerical experiment” tool, and to find directly, by fuzzy linear regression method, the statistical property of the structure stress. Based on the fuzzy stress-random strength interference model proposed in this paper, the fuzzy reliability of the mechanical structure can be evaluated. The compressor blade of a given turbocharger is then introduced as a realistic example to illustrate the approach.