A Systems Reliability Approach to the Safety of Steel Connectionsby Janice J. Trautner, Univ of Utah, Salt Lake City, United States,
Richard M. Bennett, Univ of Utah, Salt Lake City, United States,
Abstract: A methodology is presented to determine the probability of failure of steel connections using a systems approach. Results indicate that connection safety evaluations which do not use this approach may not be conservative.
Subject Headings: Connections (structural) | Failure analysis | Steel structures | System reliability | Structural safety | Structural analysis | Material failures | Structural failures
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