Random Initial Imperfection (I)
The probabilistic variation of initial imperfections of structures has been given considerable attention. There are a number of excellent textbooks on this issue (e.g., Bolotin, 1969, 1984 , ; Elishakoff, 1983 ; Augusti, Barratta, and Casciati, 1984 ; Lindberg and Florence, 1987 ; Ben-Haim and Elishakoff, 1990 ; Elishakoff, Lin, and Zhu, 1994 ).
KeywordsProbability Density Function Critical Load Limit Point Bifurcation Point Multivariate Normal Distribution
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