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There are two parts to deal with uncertainty in fatigue design: determining the distributions of possible values for all uncertain inputs and calculating the probability of failure due to all the uncertain inputs. This article discusses the sources of uncertainty in a fatigue analysis, such as the material properties, distribution of applied stress levels within a given environment, environments or loading intensities, and modeling or prediction. It presents a probabilistic approach for analyzing the uncertainties and determining the level of reliability (probability of failure).

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Paul S. Veers, Statistical Considerations in Fatigue, Fatigue and Fracture, Vol 19, ASM Handbook, ASM International, 1996, p 295–302, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v19.a0002369

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