Serviceability Limit States in Load Spaceby Mehrdad Soltani, Univ of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA,
Ross B. Corotis, Univ of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA,
Abstract: Deflection and elastic limit state curves are drawn in load space using a nonlinear structural analysis program. Use of load space simplifies computation of point estimates of serviceability reliabilities by the integration of the joint probability density function of applied loads over the failure region.
Subject Headings: Structural reliability | Limit states | Load factors | Failure loads | Serviceability | Structural deflection | Elastic analysis
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