Data Scattering in Strength Measurement of Steels and Glass/Epoxy Composite

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The strength of materials is a complex function which involve two main components, material nature and the presence of defects. Usually glasses exhibit a fragile behavior due to a numerous flaws and the effect is a large range of data scattering in tensile strength measurement. The Weibull probability density function was applied to describe the scatter of experimental data in tensile test, which emphasize a difference between variance in case of tensile strength of three stainless steel grades and glass epoxy composite. The main goal is mathematical modeling of those distributions and finding of equations which predict the probability of failure for a sample subjected to a specific stress.

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