Optimization of Structural Systems

  • Palle Thoft-Christensen
  • Yoshisada Murotsu

Abstract

In the foregoing chapters, various methods for reliability analysis of structural systems have been discussed. The structural reliability or structural probability of failure thus evaluated may be utilized for the assessment of adequacy of the newly designed structures and the safety of the existing structures, for the probabilistic risk analysis, for the planning of inspection and maintenance strategy, etc. Structural reliability is also to be applied to the design of the structural systems, and a major goal of structural systems reliability theory is the optimum design based on the reliability concept. This chapter is devoted to this subject. However, the state of art is at an early stage of development. This may be attributed to the difficulty of structural reliability analysis and the lack of efficient algorithms to obtain the optimum solutions for the optimum design problems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Palle Thoft-Christensen
    • 1
  • Yoshisada Murotsu
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Building Technology and Structural EngineeringUniversity of AalborgAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Aeronautical EngineeringUniversity of Osaka PrefectureSakai, Osaka 591Japan

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