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 more

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

Table of contents

Preface Bayesian network modeling of system performanceM.T. Bensi, A. Der Kiureghian & D. Straub Reliability analysis of a pressurized water reactor vessel using sparse polynomial chaos expansions G. Blatman & B. Sudret The maximum of a stationary non-differentiable Gaussian process K. Breitung Introducing results from non-destructive testing into time variant safety analysis C. Bucher Damage identification by Levy ant colony optimizationG. Cottone, A. Pirrotta, G. Fileccia Scimemi & E. Riva Sanseverino Expected life-cycle costs of bolted connections for steel buildings subjected to seismic loading D. De Leon A hierarchical surrogate-based strategy for reliability-based design optimization V. Dubourg, J.-M. Bourinet & B. Sudret Structural reliability assessment using Kriging metamodel and Monte Carlo simulation: AK-MCS method B. Echard, N. Gayton & M. Lemaire Life-cycle framework for maintenance, monitoring, and reliability of naval ship structures D.M. Frangopol & N.M. Okasha Optimal maintenance planning considering deterioration uncertainty H. Hattori, H. Furuta, K. Nakatsu, N. Tokioka & K. Ishibashi Bridge health monitoring using output-only vibration measurements excited by a single moving vehicle C.W. Kim & M. Kawatani Risk analysis of fatigue-induced sequential failures by Branch-and-Bound method employing system reliability bounds Y.-J. Lee & J. Song Probabilistic damage assessment by means of Bayesian FE model updating G. Lombaert, B. Moaveni & J.P. Conte Optimal structural control under stochastic uncertainty K. Marti & I. Stein Identification of the parameters of complex constitutive models: Least squares minimization vs. Bayesian updating T. Most Risk-based operation and maintenance planning for offshore wind turbines J.J. Nielsen & J.D. Sorensen A scalable parametric approximation to multi-normal probability integrals K. Nishijima, J. Qin & M.H. Faber Stochastic life-cycle cost analysis of structures in a finite time planning horizon M.D. Pandey & T. Cheng Geotechnical reliability updating using stochastic FEM I. Papaioannou & D. Straub Optimal design of tall buildings subjected to wind action in the framework of performance based design F. Petrini, M. Ciampoli & G. Augusti Framework for probabilistic calibration of fatigue design factors for offshore wind turbine support structures J.G. Rangel-Ramirez & J.D. Sorensen Multiobjective non-linear random vibration analysis for performance-based earthquake engineering S. Sessa Fuzzy reliability of concrete bridge elements with respect to the reinforcement chloride corrosion R. Sieniawska, P. Sniady & S. Zukowski Dynamic response optimization of tall buildings subject to extreme wind loads S.M.J. Spence & M. Gioffre Reliability updating with measurements in spatially distributed systems using stochastic simulation D. Straub Structural optimization based on reliability index mapping functions W.H. Tang & J. Zhang Fatigue life of wind turbine blades P. Thoft-Christensen, R.R. Pedersen & S.R.K. Nielsen Load level and target column over-design factors of frames under a specific reliability level Y.-G. Zhao & M. Sharfuddin Summary of the discussion sessionAuthor indexshow more