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dc.contributor.advisorLindsey, Gerald H.
dc.contributor.authorLokensgard, Rolf M.
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T22:09:43Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T22:09:43Z
dc.date.issued1993-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/27142
dc.description.abstractA method was developed where, by statistically analyzing samples of aircraft fatigue data from a population, the population's probability distribution function is determined. The method uses plots of a sample's coefficient of variation, and measures of skewness and kurtosis, superimposed on templates of curves created from the moment functions of Normal, Lognormal, Weibull and Exponential distributions. The moment functions are derived for each distribution. The plotting technique is combined with a comparison of goodness of fit statistics to form the complete distribution selection method. The method is first tested on random numbers generated from known distributions to see if the correct distributions are selected; then the method is applied to helicopter loads data, fatigue life characterization test data, and counting accelerometer dataen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/amomentplottingm1094527142
dc.format.extent99 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleA moment plotting method for characterizing aircraft fatigue data population distributionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRead, Robert R.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.schoolNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentEngineering Science
dc.subject.authorMoment functionsen_US
dc.subject.authorMoment plotsen_US
dc.subject.authorGoodness of fit statisticsen_US
dc.subject.authorCharacterization of population distributionsen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Engineering Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineEngineering Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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