Fatigue Based Damage Analysis with Correlation to Customer Duty Cycle Using Design Reliability and Confidence 2010-01-0200
This paper will define the process for correlating fatigue based customer duty cycle with laboratory bench test data. The process includes the development of the Median and Design Load-Life curve equations. The Median Load-Life curve is a best fit linear regression; whereas, the Design Load-Life curve incorporates component specific reliability and confidence targets. To account for the statistical distribution of fatigue life, due to sample size, the one-side lower-bound tolerance limit method (
) will be utilized. This paper will include a correlation between the predicted design fatigue life and the actual product life.