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Reliability Analysis of Structural Ceramic Components Using a Three-parameter Weibull Distribution
Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications
  • Stephen F. Duffy, Cleveland State University
  • Lynn M. Powers
  • Alois Starlinger, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH
Document Type
Report
Publication Date
6-1-1992
Disciplines
Abstract
This paper describes nonlinear regression estimators for the three-parameter Weibull distribution. Issues relating to the bias and invariance associated with these estimators are examined numerically using Monte Carlo simulation methods. The estimators were used to extract parameters from sintered silicon nitride failure data. A reliability analysis was performed on a turbopump blade utilizing the three-parameter Weibull distribution and the estimates from the sintered silicon nitride data.
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Prepared for the 37th International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Cologne, Germany, June 1— 4, 1992.

Citation Information
Stephen F. Duffy, Lynn M. Powers and Alois Starlinger. "Reliability Analysis of Structural Ceramic Components Using a Three-parameter Weibull Distribution" (1992)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephen_duffy/2/