Reliability Analysis of Continuous Beam and Frame Structural Systems

by Jian-Li He, Design Inst of Textile Industrial, Ministry, China,
Zhong-Min Lin, Design Inst of Textile Industrial, Ministry, China,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability

Abstract: In this paper, by adopting the cross sections where plastic hinges form as the analysed units, the problem of structure system reliability of continuous beam and simple frame is discussed. First, the variation of dominant potential failure mechanisms is considered and the distribution domain of the dominant failure mechanisms is summarised. Then, the correlation between the reliability of units is dealt with by using the method of conditional probability.

Subject Headings: Structural reliability | Continuous structures | System reliability | Plastic hinges | Continuous beams | Plastic analysis

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