Risk Based Structural Optimization

by Palle Thoft-Christensen, Univ of Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability


Risk based structural optimization problems for structural systems are formulated on basis of a so-called risk index. The risk index is defined as a consequence modified reliability index taking into account the consequence of failure in the individual failure modes.

Subject Headings: Risk management | Structural systems | Structural reliability | Structural analysis | Failure analysis | Failure modes | Structural failures | Probability

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