Formulation of Probabilistic Design

by Niels C. Lind, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Solid Mechanics Div., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 2, Pg. 273-284

Document Type: Journal Paper

Discussion: Petrina Petru (See full record)

Abstract: A transformation of the random variables in a problem of probabilistic design into standardized independent Gaussian variables is proposed as a means of assigning a reliability index to a design. Probability bounds can be obtained rigorously as functions of the reliability index. The approach conceptually extends the useful reliability index from second-moment formats to probabilistic formats.

Subject Headings: Standards and codes | Gaussian process |

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