Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems

Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems

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This volume contains 28 papers by renowned international experts on the latest advances in structural reliability methods and applications, engineering risk analysis and decision making, new optimization techniques and various applications in civil engineering. Moreover, several contributions focus on the assessment and optimization of existing structural systems.All contributions were presented at the 15th Working Conference of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 7.5 on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems, held at the Oskar von Miller Forum in Munich, Germany, April 2010. Working Group 7.5's purposes are to promote modern structural system reliability and optimization theory and its applications, to stimulate research, development and application of structural system reliability and optimization theory, to assist and advance research and development in these fields, to further the dissemination and exchange of information on reliability and optimization of structural systems, and to encourage education in structural system reliability and optimization theory.This volume is intended for structural and mechanical engineers working and researching in structural optimization and risk/reliability analysis, applied to structural and infrastructural systems.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 260 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • CRC Press Inc
  • United States
  • 0203841417
  • 9780203841419

Table of contents

Preface Bayesian network modeling of system performanceM.T. Bensi, A. Der Kiureghian & D. StraubReliability analysis of a pressurized water reactor vessel using sparse polynomial chaos expansions G. Blatman & B. SudretThe maximum of a stationary non-differentiable Gaussian process K. BreitungIntroducing results from non-destructive testing into time variant safety analysis C. BucherDamage identification by Levy ant colony optimizationG. Cottone, A. Pirrotta, G. Fileccia Scimemi & E. Riva SanseverinoExpected life-cycle costs of bolted connections for steel buildings subjected to seismic loading D. De LeonA hierarchical surrogate-based strategy for reliability-based design optimization V. Dubourg, J.-M. Bourinet & B. SudretStructural reliability assessment using Kriging metamodel and Monte Carlo simulation: AK-MCS method B. Echard, N. Gayton & M. LemaireLife-cycle framework for maintenance, monitoring, and reliability of naval ship structures D.M. Frangopol & N.M. OkashaOptimal maintenance planning considering deterioration uncertainty H. Hattori, H. Furuta, K. Nakatsu, N. Tokioka & K. IshibashiBridge health monitoring using output-only vibration measurements excited by a single moving vehicle C.W. Kim & M. KawataniRisk analysis of fatigue-induced sequential failures by Branch-and-Bound method employing system reliability bounds Y.-J. Lee & J. SongProbabilistic damage assessment by means of Bayesian FE model updating G. Lombaert, B. Moaveni & J.P. ConteOptimal structural control under stochastic uncertainty K. Marti & I. SteinIdentification of the parameters of complex constitutive models: Least squares minimization vs. Bayesian updating T. MostRisk-based operation and maintenance planning for offshore wind turbines J.J. Nielsen & J.D. SorensenA scalable parametric approximation to multi-normal probability integrals K. Nishijima, J. Qin & M.H. FaberStochastic life-cycle cost analysis of structures in a finite time planning horizon M.D. Pandey & T. ChengGeotechnical reliability updating using stochastic FEM I. Papaioannou & D. StraubOptimal design of tall buildings subjected to wind action in the framework of performance based design F. Petrini, M. Ciampoli & G. AugustiFramework for probabilistic calibration of fatigue design factors for offshore wind turbine support structures J.G. Rangel-Ramirez & J.D. SorensenMultiobjective non-linear random vibration analysis for performance-based earthquake engineering S. SessaFuzzy reliability of concrete bridge elements with respect to the reinforcement chloride corrosion R. Sieniawska, P. Sniady & S. ZukowskiDynamic response optimization of tall buildings subject to extreme wind loads S.M.J. Spence & M. GioffreReliability updating with measurements in spatially distributed systems using stochastic simulation D. StraubStructural optimization based on reliability index mapping functions W.H. Tang & J. ZhangFatigue life of wind turbine blades P. Thoft-Christensen, R.R. Pedersen & S.R.K. NielsenLoad level and target column over-design factors of frames under a specific reliability level Y.-G. Zhao & M. SharfuddinSummary of the discussion sessionAuthor indexshow more