Optimum Structural Design Based on Reliability and Proof-Load Testing

@inproceedings{M2007OptimumSD,
  title={Optimum Structural Design Based on Reliability and Proof-Load Testing},
  author={M. and Shinozuka and J. N. and Yang},
  year={2007}
}
An approach in structural optimization based on reliability analysis is presented, emphasizing the use of proof-load tests. Methods are described of optimizing structural weight, subject to a constraint on the expected cost, which is an extended version of the constraint on the probability of failure. Methods of optimizing both statically determinate and indeterminate structures are described. Numerical examples indicate that the expense of performing the proof-load test is always well… CONTINUE READING