On the Application of Conditional Integration in Structural Reliability Analysis

by W. Ouypornprasert, Univ of Innsbruck, Austria,
C. G. Bucher, Univ of Innsbruck, Austria,
G. I. Schuëller, Univ of Innsbruck, Austria,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability

Abstract: An accurate, and efficient computational procedure is proposed for structural reliability analysis. The suggested advanced Monte-Carlo simulation utilizes the concept of conditional integration which takes into account the shape of limit-state functions in the generation of samples. An efficient computational scheme to determine approximate analytical limit-state functions, from which the samples will be generated, is also suggested for those cases where no analytical limit-state function is available. Numerical examples show the applicability of the proposed procedure to analyze structural systems in terms of failure probability.

Subject Headings: Structural analysis | Structural reliability | Failure analysis | Risk management | Limit states | Structural failures | Computing in civil engineering | Monte Carlo method | Europe | Monaco | Monte Carlo

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