The probabilistic fatigue properties of SAE 1008 steel were determined experimentally. A flexural bending fatigue testing program was carried out consisting of: (a) constant strain amplitude, (b) blocks of Hi-Lo and Lo-Hi-Lo strain amplitudes, and (c) narrow band random load history. Fatigue life of 30-45 specimens in each program were recorded and used to construct distributions of fatigue life. A computer simulation technique was used to predict these distributions. Experimental results and theoretical predictions are both presented for comparison.

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