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Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems : Proceedings of the 11th IFIP WG7.5 Working Conference, Banff, Canada, 2-5 November 2003 - Marc Maes

Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems

Proceedings of the 11th IFIP WG7.5 Working Conference, Banff, Canada, 2-5 November 2003

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9789058095794
Number Of Pages: 396

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This volume contains all papers including 2 keynote papers presented at the 11th IFIP WG7.5 working conference. The purpose of the Working Group 7.5 is to promote modern structural system reliability and optimization theory and its applications to stimulate research, development and application of structural system reliability and optimization theory, to assist and advance research and development in these fields, to further the dissemination and exchange of information on reliability and optimization of structural systems, and to encourage education in structural systems, and to encourage education in structural system reliability and optimization theory. The main themes of the conference were structural reliability methods and applications, engineering risk analysis and decision-making, new optimization techniques and various applications in civil engineering. The conference was marked by the noteworthy participation of several young researchers who presented valuable contributions to the field.

Prefacep. IX
Reliability-based optimal design: problem formulations, algorithms and application (keynote lecture)p. 1
Strategic principles for managing risk (keynote lecture)p. 13
Loads and extreme events models for highway bridgesp. 23
Seismic performance-based design and an application to a pile foundationp. 31
Life-cycle cost analysis of bridge structures considering seismic riskp. 39
Choice of an optimal intensity measure for the characterization of the damaging power of the ground motionp. 47
Maintenance planning optimization of a reinforced concrete bridge element using genetic algorithms and dynamic programmingp. 55
LCC-based optimum seismic design of RC structures of JRp. 65
State of the art versus state of the practice in bridge evaluationp. 73
Uncertain probability estimates and an entropy-based measure of uncertaintyp. 79
Discounting models and the Life-Quality Index for the estimation of societal willingness-to-pay for safetyp. 87
Issues in utility modeling and rational decision makingp. 95
Criteria for optimal safetyp. 105
Modeling of risk perception in engineering decision analysisp. 113
Structural reliability considering spatial variability of pitting corrosionp. 123
Effective properties of systems with countable and uncountable number of componentsp. 131
Statistical series system size effects on bending strength of timber beamsp. 141
A study for classification technique of cracks in concrete slabs by using pattern recognitionp. 149
Integration of equivalent model within reliability-based design optimization for reducing freedom degrees in dynamic structuresp. 157
A maximum likelihood approach to system reliability with respect to seismic collapsep. 165
Decision support system for optimal maintenance scheduling of highway bridge RC decks applying on fuzzy reasoning and classifier systemp. 173
Developments in finite element reliability analysis of structural systemsp. 181
Optimized reinforcement design in concrete structuresp. 189
Reliability-based optimization using sample average approximationsp. 197
Coupled Local Minimizers: a new global optimization methodp. 205
Piecewise-linear system reliability estimatesp. 213
FEM modelling of the evolution of corrosion cracks in reinforced concrete structuresp. 221
Optimum reinforcing method for extending the span of H-beam bridgesp. 229
Selection of cross section catalogue with random characteristics for a given class of spatial trussesp. 233
A life-cycle cost approach to the maintenance of overhead line supportsp. 241
Probabilistic framework for fatigue analysisp. 251
A stochastic deterioration process for time-dependent reliability analysisp. 259
Optimal restoration scheduling for earthquake disaster by emergent computingp. 267
Probabilistic analysis software for structural seismic responsep. 275
Applicability and limitations of moment methods for system reliabilityp. 283
An enhanced reliability index for assessing margin of safety in structuresp. 291
Treatment of conflicting expert opinion in probabilistic analysisp. 299
Seismic reliability evaluation of steel bridge piers under strong earthquake based upon energy absorption performancep. 307
Application of a stochastic finite element procedure to reliability analysisp. 319
Reliability-based optimization of wind turbinesp. 329
Random variables' sensitivity for impact factor of deck slab of steel highway bridgep. 337
Evaluation of dynamic performance of structure using real-time hybrid experimental systemp. 345
Multi-objective life cycle utility optimizationp. 353
Sampling techniques with adaptive meta-models for increased efficiency in system reliability analysisp. 361
A risk management approach for the design of building portfoliosp. 369
Reliability-based plastic analysis and design using stochastic optimization methodsp. 377
Author indexp. 385
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ISBN: 9789058095794
ISBN-10: 9058095797
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 1st March 2004
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.9
Edition Number: 1