Efficient stochastic finite element method for the reliability analysis of nonlinear frame structures.

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Title:
Efficient stochastic finite element method for the reliability analysis of nonlinear frame structures.
Author:
Zhou, Yiguang.
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
An efficient stochastic finite element-based procedure is proposed for the reliability analysis of frame and truss structures with geometrical and material nonlinearities under static loading condition. The material properties, geometry and external loads of the structure are considered as random variables. The failure criteria of the structure are expressed in terms of limit-state functions. The method is based on the advanced first order second moment reliability analysis procedure. The assumed stress field approach is used in the finite element formulation to compute nonlinear structural responses and the corresponding response gradients. The proposed method is suitable for the reliability analysis of geometrically nonlinear frame structures with flexible connections. The mechanical properties of the nonlinear flexible connections can be deterministic or random. A random index parameter is introduced as a basic random variable to consider the uncertainties in the modeling of the connections. Structures with different types of connections can be handled by this method. An efficient method is also proposed for the reliability analysis of highly redundant elastic-perfectly-plastic frame structures with large deformations under proportional loading. The proposed method avoids dealing with the complicated failure mechanisms and stable configurations in the structure system reliability analysis, and has several advantages over the other available methods.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic.; Civil engineering.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Haldar, Achintya

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEfficient stochastic finite element method for the reliability analysis of nonlinear frame structures.en_US
dc.creatorZhou, Yiguang.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Yiguang.en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn efficient stochastic finite element-based procedure is proposed for the reliability analysis of frame and truss structures with geometrical and material nonlinearities under static loading condition. The material properties, geometry and external loads of the structure are considered as random variables. The failure criteria of the structure are expressed in terms of limit-state functions. The method is based on the advanced first order second moment reliability analysis procedure. The assumed stress field approach is used in the finite element formulation to compute nonlinear structural responses and the corresponding response gradients. The proposed method is suitable for the reliability analysis of geometrically nonlinear frame structures with flexible connections. The mechanical properties of the nonlinear flexible connections can be deterministic or random. A random index parameter is introduced as a basic random variable to consider the uncertainties in the modeling of the connections. Structures with different types of connections can be handled by this method. An efficient method is also proposed for the reliability analysis of highly redundant elastic-perfectly-plastic frame structures with large deformations under proportional loading. The proposed method avoids dealing with the complicated failure mechanisms and stable configurations in the structure system reliability analysis, and has several advantages over the other available methods.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academic.en_US
dc.subjectCivil engineering.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHaldar, Achintyaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRichard, Ralph M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWirsching, Paul H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDaDeppo, D.A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKundu, T.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9220674en_US
dc.identifier.oclc712069359en_US
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