Markov Decision Processes in Structural Optimization

by Zongwei Tao, Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, United States,
J. Hugh Ellis, Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, United States,
Ross B. Corotis, Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability

Abstract: Initial structural design and its associated inspection and maintenance policies are modelled as a Markov Decision Process. This approach attempts to realistically capture the dynamics of the system and then form a computationally tractable static optimization model.

Subject Headings: Optimization models | Markov process | Structural design | Maintenance | Structural models | Statics (mechanics) | Risk management | Inspection

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