Serviceability Reliability Analysis of Wood Beams

by Timothy A. Philpot, Murray State Univ, Murray, United States,
Kenneth J. Fridley, Murray State Univ, Murray, United States,
David V. Rosowsky, Murray State Univ, Murray, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


The effect of creep deformations on the serviceability reliability of single wood beams is investigated. Using stochastic load models and a time-dependent stress-strain relationship, the behavior of wood beams throughout a reference time period is analyzed and evaluated for a limit state corresponding to maximum midspan deflection. A resistance factor for use in an LRFD format is suggested.

Subject Headings: Wood beams | Mathematical models | Stress strain relations | Stochastic processes | Structural models | Wood structures | Structural reliability | Deformation (mechanics)

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