ASTM International - ASTM E739-91(2004)e1
Standard Practice for Statistical Analysis of Linear or Linearized Stress-Life ( S-N ) and Strain-Life ( ε-N ) Fatigue Data
|Publication Date:||1 May 2006|
1.1 This practice covers only S-N and ε-N relationships that may be reasonably approximated by a straight line (on appropriate coordinates) for a specific interval of stress or strain. It presents elementary procedures that presently reflect good practice in modeling and analysis. However, because the actual S-N or ε-N relationship is approximated by a straight line only within a specific interval of stress or strain, and because the actual fatigue life distribution is unknown, it is not recommended that ( a) the S-N or ε-N curve be extrapolated outside the interval of testing, or ( b) the fatigue life at a specific stress or strain amplitude be estimated below approximately the fifth percentile (P 0.05). As alternative fatigue models and statistical analyses are continually being developed, later revisions of this practice may subsequently present analyses that permit more complete interpretation of S-N and ε-N data.