Advanced Reliability Methods for Probabilistic

by Y. -T. Wu, Southwest Research Inst, United States,
P. H. Wirsching, Southwest Research Inst, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability

Abstract: The probabilistic methods employed in the NASA/SWRI probabilistic structural analysis program (PSAM) are summarized. An advanced reliability method capable of treating correlated non-normal variates is employed. This FPI (fast probability integration) scheme is employed with the most probable point locus (MPPL) algorithm to construct CDF's of implicit functions of random variables.

Subject Headings: Probability | Structural analysis | Structural reliability | Algorithms | Computer analysis | Computer software

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