Load-Sharing and Reliability of Wood Systems

by Bryan Folz, Univ of British Columbia, Canada,
Ricardo O. Foschi, Univ of British Columbia, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering


A methodology for the study of reliability of light-frame wood structural systems is presented. Reliability levels associated with the bending strength limit state of such systems are computed by First Order Reliability Methods. From this a procedure to determine a load-sharing adjustment factor, for implementation in a Limit States Design Code, is also outlined.

Subject Headings: System reliability | Load factors | Wood | Structural reliability | Structural analysis | Wood frames | Wood structures | Wood construction

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