Challenges in Stochastic Structural Mechanics

by A. H. -S. Ang, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering


Currently there are the emerging developments in stochastic computational mechanics, which includes stochastic finite elements and its applications in problems of random systems and random fields. Also, additional developments in random vibration are necessary for systems with nonlinear and inelastic behavior. With the advent and future potentials of supercomputers providing greatly increased computational power (with parallel processors), numerical sampling methods (namely Monte Carlo techniques) may become a more practical tool for probabilistic problems. In this later regard, new opportunities will include the development of novel computational algorithms to take advantage of the parallel aspects of supercomputers. Subjects covered include stochastic dynamics of damage assessment, merging deterministic and stochastic mechanics, system identification, and others.

Subject Headings: Stochastic processes | Structural mechanics | Probability | Structural analysis | Numerical methods | Monte Carlo method | Damage (material) | Damage (structural)

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