ForewordIntroductionScopeObjectivesFatigue properties to be analysedLimit of applicationNormative referencesTerms and definitionsTerms related to statisticsTerms related to fatigueStatistical distributions in fatigue propertiesConcept of distributions in fatigueDistribution of fatigue lifeDistribution of fatigue strengthStatistical planning of fatigue testsSamplingAllocation of specimens for testingStatistical estimation of fatigue life at a given stressTesting to obtain fatigue life dataPlotting data on normal probability paperEstimating distribution parametersQuantitative evaluation of the assumption of normalityEstimating the lower limit of the fatigue lifeStatistical estimation of fatigue strength at a given fatigue lifeTesting to obtain fatigue strength dataStatistical analysis of test dataEstimating the lower limit of the fatigue strengthModified method when standard deviation is knownStatistical estimation of the S-N curveIntroductionEstimation of regression parametersEstimation of the parameters for the linear modelEstimation of the regression parameters for the quadratic modelAnalysis approachPlot the curve on the S-N diagramResiduals plotsNormal probability plotQuantitative measures of normality for the residualsRemedial measuresDetermination of the need for a quadratic modelCalculation of the lower tolerance limitExperimental plan for the development of S-N curvesTest reportPresentation of test resultsFatigue strength at a given lifeS-N curveExamples of applications (informative)Example of statistical estimation of fatigue lifeExamples of statistical estimation of fatigue strengthStaircase methodModified staircase methodStatistical estimation of S-N curveExample of an experimental plan to develop S-N fatigue dataStatistical tables (informative)Bibliography