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Application of structural systems reliability theory

Author: Palle Thoft-Christensen; Yoshisada Murotsu
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1986.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thoft-Christensen, Palle, 1936-
Application of structural systems reliability theory.
Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1986
(OCoLC)561020963
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Palle Thoft-Christensen; Yoshisada Murotsu
ISBN: 038716362X 9780387163628 354016362X 9783540163626
OCLC Number: 13331327
Description: viii, 343 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Fundamentals of Structural Reliability Theory.- 1.1 Introduction.- 1.2 Modelling of Load and Resistance Variables.- 1.3 The Fundamental Case.- 1.4 Basic Variables and Failure Surfaces.- 1.5 The Hasofer and Lind Reliability Index.- 1.6 Estimate of the Reliability of Single Elements.- 1.7 Non-Normal Basic Variables.- 2. Modelling of Structural Systems.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Modelling of Structural Elements.- 2.3 Fundamental Systems.- 2.4 Systems Modelling At Level N.- 2.5 Systems Modelling at Mechanism Level.- 2.6 Formal Representation of Systems.- 2.7 Approximations of the Multivariate Normal Distribution Function.- 3. Reliability of Series Systems.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Probability of Failure of Series Systems.- 3.3 Reliability Bounds for Series Systems.- 3.4 Series Systems with Equally Corelated Elements.- 3.5 Series Systems with Unequally Correlated Elements.- 3.6 The Hohenbichler Approximation.- 4. Reliability of Parallel Systems.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 Probability of Failure of Parallel Systems.- 4.3 Reliability Bounds for Parallel Systems.- 4.4 Equivalent Linear Safety Margins for Parallel Systems.- 4.5 Parallel Systems with Equally Correlated Elements.- 4.6 Parallel Systems with Unequally Correlated Elements.- 5. Automatic Generation of Safety Margins.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 Generation of Safety Margins for Truss Structures.- 5.3 Generation of Safety Margins for Frame Structures Subjected to Single Load Effect.- 5.4 Generation of Safety Margins for Frame Structures Subjected to Combined Load Effects.- 5.5 Generation of Fundamental Mechanisms for Elastoplastic Structures.- 6. Reliability Analysis of Structural Systems by the ?-Unzipping Method.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Non-Normal Basic Variables.- 6.3 Reliability of Single Elements.- 6.4 Estimate of Systems Reliability at Level 1.- 6.5 Estimate of Systems Reliability at Level 2.- 6.6 Estimate of Systems Reliability at Level N > 2.- 6.7 Estimate of Systems Reliability at Mechanism Level.- 7. The Branch-and-Bound Method.- 7.1 Introduction.- 7.2 Failure Paths and Failure Modes.- 7.3 The Concept of the Branch-and-Bound Method.- 7.4 Identification of Dominant Failure Paths.- 7.5 Evaluation of the Systems Reliability.- 7.6 Application to Offshore Structures.- 7.7 Further Developments and Numerical Examples.- 8. Optimization of Structural Systems.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.2 Probability-Based Optimum Design Problem.- 8.3 Various Problems of Probability-Based Optimum Design.- 8.4 Optimum Design Based on Element Reliability.- 8.5 Optimal Design by The ?-Unzipping Method.- Appendix the Standard Normal Distribution Function c.
Responsibility: Palle Thoft-Christensen, Yoshisada Murotsu.

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