The Comparison of Methods of Assessing the Reliability of the Steel Frame


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The study presents a probabilistic approach to the problems of static analysis of a steel building. Structural design parameters were defined as deterministic values and random variables. The latter were not correlated. The criterion of structural failure is expressed by limit functions related to the ultimate and serviceability limit state. The description of limit functions by the Mathematica program was generated. The Hasofer-Lind index was used as a reliability measure. In the description of random variables were used the normal distribution and, for comparison, different types of probability distribution appropriate to the nature of the variable. Sensitivity of reliability index to the random variables was defined. If the reliability index sensitivity due to the random variable Xi is low when compared with other variables, it can be stated that the impact of this variable on failure probability is small. Therefore, in successive computations it can be treated as a deterministic parameter. Sensitivity analysis leads to simplify the description of the mathematical model, determine the new limit functions and values of the Hasofer-Lind reliability index. The primary research method is the FORM method. In order to verify the correctness of the calculation SORM, Monte Carlo and Importance Sampling methods were used. In the examples of reliability analysis the STAND program was used.



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Anna Krawczyńska-Piechna, Wojciech Kubissa, Marcin Przedlacki, Krzysztof J. Wołosz




A. Dudzik and U. Radoń, "The Comparison of Methods of Assessing the Reliability of the Steel Frame", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 797, pp. 11-18, 2015

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November 2015




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