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RESEARCH PAPERS

On Nonstationary Cumulative Damage Models

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J. L. Bogdanoff

School of Aero. and Astro., Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Ind. 47907

F. Kozin

Polytechnical Institute of New York, 333 Jay Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201

J. Appl. Mech 49(1), 37-42 (Mar 01, 1982) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3162067 History: Received March 01, 1981; Revised July 01, 1981; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

In this paper, we continue our study of embedded Markoff Chain Models of Cumulative Damage. We introduce and discuss a time transformation that leads to a condensation method. This method appears to be unusally comprehensive and a practical way to study nonstationary models of cummulative damage. Further, it allows us to estimate the desired nonstationary transition matrices providing a means of gaining further insights into the cumulative damage process. Examples are presented and further directions of research are indicated.

Copyright © 1982 by ASME
Topics: Condensation , Chain
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