A 1/4 by 3/2 -in steel bar has a 3/4 -in drilled hole located in the center, much as is shown in Table A–15–1. The bar is subjected to a completely reversed axial load with a deterministic load of 1200 lbf. The material has a mean ultimate tensile strength of Sut = 80 kpsi.
(a) Estimate the reliability.
(b) Conduct a computer simulation to confirm your answer to part a.