Theory of Active Reliability-Based Design for Predetermined Life of Structures
The project presents the theory of active reliability-based design for predetermined life targeted at their economic life. The structural reliability is designed from the view point of economic efficiency and maintainability requirements, so that the destruction of products led by fatigue and fracture is eliminated to the highest possible degree to provide the longest life, the highest reliability and the lowest cost. The reliability assessment of conventionally finished product is developed into an active reliability design at preset life, which is implemented before the design of products is finalized, to improve the safety and reliability of structures.
Z.Y. Shen, M.N. James, W.D. Li, and Y.X. Zhao
C. L. Yan and K.G. Liu, "Theory of Active Reliability-Based Design for Predetermined Life of Structures", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 44-46, pp. 745-750, 2008