Applications of Fiber Bundle Model to Structural Engineeringby Mircea Grigoriu, Cornell Univ, Ithaca, NY, USA,
Abstract: The bundle failure time has been studied extensively for both deterministic and random loads. The objective of this paper is to apply results in these studies to the dynamic analysis of a simple frame. It is assumed that the frame fails when all columns lose their flexural stiffness. It is shown that differences between the failure times of the weakest column and the frame can be significant.
Subject Headings: Dynamic structural analysis | Frames | Mathematical models | Structural models | Failure analysis | Columns | Fabrics
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