A Systems Reliability Approach to the Safety of Steel Connections

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by Janice J. Trautner, Univ of Utah, Salt Lake City, United States,
Richard M. Bennett, Univ of Utah, Salt Lake City, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability:

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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