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Systems Identification of Degrading Hysteretic Restoring Forces
A degrading, hysteretic restoring force model for structures subjected to extreme dynamic loads has been developed by Wen (1976; 1980) and Baber and Wen (1981). A need has arisen for systematicallyExpand
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System reliability and sensitivity factors via the MPPSS method
A procedure is presented for obtaining the reliability of series, parallel, and mixed systems. The method, called Most Probable Point System Simulation (MPPSS) is simple, and numerically-based. We doExpand
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Multidisciplinary Stochastic Optimization
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Reliability-based design methods for protective structures☆
Abstract This paper summarizes the results of research to develop reliability-based design methods for use with the United States Air Force Protective Construction Design Manual (PCDM). TheExpand
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Stochastic Evaluation of Seismic Structural Performance
A method is presented for determining the probabilities of a structure sustaining various levels of damage due to seismic activity during its lifetime. Uncertainties in the loading and the structuralExpand
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An innovative framework for reliability-based MDO
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Probabilistic function evaluation system (ProFES) for reliability-based design
ProFES is a probabilistic analysis and design software that allows users to perform a wide range of probabilistic function evaluations including finite element analysis in a graphical environment.Expand
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Analysis of the LaSalle Unit 2 nuclear power plant: Risk Methods Integration and Evaluation Program (RMIEP). Volume 8, Seismic analysis
This report describes the methodology used and the results obtained from the application of a simplified seismic risk methodology to the LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station Unit 2. This studyExpand
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The Stochastic Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient method
Abstract This paper presents the Stochastic Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient method (SPCG), an iterative equation solver that can greatly reduce the computational effort associated with the repeatedExpand
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