Evaluation of burst probability for tubes by Weibull distributions

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The investigations of candidate distributions that best describe the burst pressure failure probability characteristics of nuclear power steam generator tubes has been continued. To date it has been found that the Weibull distribution provides an acceptable fit for the available data from both the statistical and physical viewpoints. The reasons for the acceptability of the Weibull distribution are stated together with the results of tests for the suitability of fit. In exploring the acceptability of the Weibull distribution for the fitting, a graphical method to be called the ''density-gram'' is employed instead of the usual histogram. With this method a ... continued below

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Kao, S. October 1, 1975.

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The investigations of candidate distributions that best describe the burst pressure failure probability characteristics of nuclear power steam generator tubes has been continued. To date it has been found that the Weibull distribution provides an acceptable fit for the available data from both the statistical and physical viewpoints. The reasons for the acceptability of the Weibull distribution are stated together with the results of tests for the suitability of fit. In exploring the acceptability of the Weibull distribution for the fitting, a graphical method to be called the ''density-gram'' is employed instead of the usual histogram. With this method a more sensible graphical observation on the empirical density may be made for cases where the available data is very limited. Based on these methods estimates of failure pressure are made for the left-tail probabilities.

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76

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  • Report No.: BNL--20734
  • Grant Number: E(30-1)-16
  • DOI: 10.2172/4102821 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4102821
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc869042

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Kao, S. Evaluation of burst probability for tubes by Weibull distributions, report, October 1, 1975; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc869042/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.