American Society of Civil Engineers

A Systems Reliability Approach to the Safety of Steel Connections

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

pp. 495-498

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Document type: Conference 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.

ASCE Subject Headings:
System reliability

Author Keywords:
Steel structures
Connectors (structural) - Failure analysis
Clip angle connection - Connection safety evaluations - Steel connection failure modes - Steel connection safety - Systems reliability approach