Sum of Independent Gamma Live Loads Model

by Victor Jaria,
Ross B. Corotis, (M.ASCE),

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 8, Pg. 1701-1705

Document Type: Journal Paper


The purpose of this note is to derive an expression for the addition of arbitrary, independent gamma-distributed variables and compare the result in a typical case to simplified procedure.

Subject Headings: Gamma function | Live loads | Load factors | Arbitration

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