Numerical Approximation for Reliability Analysis

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

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 3, Pg. 797-803

Document Type: Journal Paper


A distribution function composed of a central Gaussian portion and an exponential tail with a single point of discontinuity is proposed as a convenient representation of statistical demand and capacity data to evaluate reliability, regardless of any conjecture about the parent distributions.

Subject Headings: Numerical analysis | Approximation methods | Distribution functions | Gaussian process | Discontinuities | Statistics

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