System Reliability Under Time Varying Load

by Y. K. Wen, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States,
H. -C. Chen, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering


The reliability of ductile and brittle structural systems under time varying loads is investigated. The formulation in the context of outcrossing of a vector process is examined. A new method based on a Markov damage model is proposed. The accuracy and efficiency of various recent methods of analysis are studied and the importance of effect of load path and load sequence is demonstrated.

Subject Headings: Structural reliability | System reliability | Load factors | Structural analysis | Structural systems | Model accuracy | Markov process

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