Nonlinear Load Exceedances with Correlated Sustained Load Processby Karen C. Chou, Syracuse Univ, United States,
Abstract: Past studies on nonlinear structural response of a single member only concerned with independent, identically distributed load magnitudes. When the structural member is subjected to cumulative loads such as a column at the lower level of a multistories building, the cumulative load magnitudes will no longer be independent even though the individual loads may be independent. In this paper, a discussion on the analysis of nonlinear load exceedances of a single structural member subjected to correlated sustained load process is presented.
Subject Headings: Load factors | Live loads | Stochastic processes | Structural reliability | Structural response | Nonlinear response | Nonlinear analysis
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