Accession Number : ADA331792

Title :   Conventional and Probabilistic Fatigue Life Prediction Methodologies Relevant to the P-3C Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Kousky, Todd R.

PDF Url : ADA331792

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 159

Abstract : This thesis investigates conventional and probabilistic methodologies for predicting the fatigue life of critical components in the P-3C aircraft. A probabilistic damage convolution model was developed with the intent of providing quantitative predictions of life-variability. Traditional methodologies, which are based nominally on median values, lack the capacity to adequately assess variability. Aluminum 7075-T6 was tested using a fatigue Material Test System. A fatigue data base was compiled from tests conducted at the Naval Postgraduate School and from literature sources.

Descriptors :   *FATIGUE LIFE, *MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, METHODOLOGY, PROBABILITY, THESES, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, PATROL AIRCRAFT.

Subject Categories : Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE