The Application of MATLAB-Based Monte Carlo Method in Hydraulic Structures Reliability
Since the application restrictions of JC method for hydraulic structures reliability, and the drawbacks of Monte Carlo method for large and complex hydraulic structures, this paper combines MATLAB with Monte Carlo method to analysis and calculate hydraulic structures reliability. Also, this paper puts forward the grading standards for hydraulic structures reliability. Taking a masonry gravity dam for example, using the Monte Carlo method and MATLAB programming to analysis the dam's sliding and strength failure risk, and then grading the dam. The results show that the application of MATLAB-based Monte Carlo method in hydraulic structures reliability is simple and quick, with good usability and operability.
G. Feng et al., "The Application of MATLAB-Based Monte Carlo Method in Hydraulic Structures Reliability", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 351-352, pp. 1576-1580, 2013