Reliability Analysis of Structure System Considering Failure Modes of Strength, Fatigue and Buckling
There could be multi-failure modes in the course of working of the structure system including slender bar members. For example, strength failure, fatigue failure and buckling failure, especially sudden buckling failure would bring large disaster to structure. In this paper, according to Fatigue and Damage Mechanics theory, safe margin expression of the different failure mode of structure (static strength, fatigue and buckling) is given firstly, then by analyzing different failure mode of structural element under static and fatigue loads, and failure mode of the calculating element is confirmed by comparing the failure probability value of different failure mode. In the course of searching for significant failure paths, not only is failure mode that stiffness matrix of structure is zero considered, but also buckling failure mode of compressed residual structure is considered too, so that failure analysis is more reasonable. In the end, the reliability calculating method of the structural system is given, and the validity of the method proposed in this paper is explained combining an example.
H.S. Lee, I.S. Yoon and M.H. Aliabadi
W. G. An et al., "Reliability Analysis of Structure System Considering Failure Modes of Strength, Fatigue and Buckling", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 385-387, pp. 257-260, 2008