An end-to-end example of the application of the procedures of verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification (VVUQ) is presented with reference to mathematical models formulated for the prediction of fatigue failure in the high cycle range. A validation metric based on the log likelihood function is defined. It is shown that the functional forms of the notch sensitivity factors proposed by Neuber and Peterson cannot be validated but a revised form can be. Calibration and validation are based on published records of fatigue tests performed on notch-free and notched test coupons fabricated from aluminum alloy and alloy steel sheets.
Validation of Notch Sensitivity Factors
Manuscript received May 10, 2018; final manuscript received July 9, 2019; published online August 2, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Sez Atamturktur.This work is in part a work of the U.S. Government. ASME disclaims all interest in the U.S. Government's contributions.
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Szabó, B., Actis, R., and Rusk, D. (August 2, 2019). "Validation of Notch Sensitivity Factors." ASME. J. Verif. Valid. Uncert. March 2019; 4(1): 011004. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4044236
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