System Reliability Under Time Varying Loadby Y. K. Wen, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States,
H. -C. Chen, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States,
Abstract: The reliability of ductile and brittle structural systems under time varying loads is investigated. The formulation in the context of outcrossing of a vector process is examined. A new method based on a Markov damage model is proposed. The accuracy and efficiency of various recent methods of analysis are studied and the importance of effect of load path and load sequence is demonstrated.
Subject Headings: System reliability | Load factors | Structural reliability | Structural analysis | Structural systems | Markov process | Ductility | Brittleness
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