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Application of Structural Systems Reliability Theory

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Palle Thoft-Christensen, Yoshisada Murotsu
    Pages 1-29
  3. Palle Thoft-Christensen, Yoshisada Murotsu
    Pages 31-58
  4. Palle Thoft-Christensen, Yoshisada Murotsu
    Pages 59-78
  5. Palle Thoft-Christensen, Yoshisada Murotsu
    Pages 79-95
  6. Palle Thoft-Christensen, Yoshisada Murotsu
    Pages 97-141
  7. Palle Thoft-Christensen, Yoshisada Murotsu
    Pages 143-214
  8. Palle Thoft-Christensen, Yoshisada Murotsu
    Pages 215-265
  9. Palle Thoft-Christensen, Yoshisada Murotsu
    Pages 267-337
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 338-343

About this book

Introduction

During the last two decades more and more universities offer courses on modern structural reliability theory. A course on structural reliability theory is now a natural part of the curri­ culum for mechanical and structural engineering students. As a result of this, a number of textbooks have been published in this decade. In PlOst of these books it is shown how the reliability of single structural members can be evaluated in a rational way. The methods used are usually so-called level 2 methods, i. e. methods involving certain approximate iter­ ative calculations to obtain an approximate value of the probability of failure of the struc­ tural members. In these methods the joint probability distribution of relevant variables (re­ sistance variables, loads, etc. ) is simplified and the failure criteria are idealized in such a way that the reliability calculations can be performed without an unreasonable amount of work. In spite of the approximations and idealizations made it is believed that a rational treatment of uncertainties in structural engineering can be obtained by level 2 methods. Usually, in­ sufficient data are at hand to make a more advanced estimate of the reliability of a struc­ tural member. It has been recognized for many years that a fully satisfactory estimate of the reliability of a structure must be based on a systems approach. In some situations it is sufficient to estimate the reliability of the individual structural members of a structural system.

Keywords

Fundament distribution engine probability reliability structural engineering structure

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Building Technology and Structural EngineeringUniversity of AalborgAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Aeronautical EngineeringUniversity of Osaka PrefectureSakai, Osaka 591Japan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Application of Structural Systems Reliability Theory
  • Authors Palle Thoft-Christensen
    Yoshisada Murotsu
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-82764-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-16362-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-82766-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-82764-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 343
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
    Building Construction and Design
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