Lower Bound Reliability Analysis of Plastic Structures

  • Peter Bjerager
  • Svend Gravesen
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


Within reliability analysis of redundant ideal plastic frame and truss structures reported applications of the lower bound theorem of plasticity theory yield lower bounds on the reliability which are not particularly close to the exact reliability. Focusing on a statically determinate system approach the paper discusses possibilities of obtaining a close lower bound on the reliability by a moderate calculational effort.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Bjerager
    • 1
  • Svend Gravesen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Structural EngineeringTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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