Reliability Based Structural Design

12.1 Introduction 12-1

12.2 Available Structural Design Concepts 12-2

12.3 Introduction of the Reliability-Based Structural Design Concept 12-3

12.4 Fundamental Concept of Reliability-Based Structural

Design 12-4

First-Order Reliability Method

12.5 Reliability-Based Structural Design Using FORM ... 12-12

12.6 Reliability Evaluation with Nonnormal Correlated Random Variables 12-15

12.7 Reliability Evaluation Using Simulation 12-18

Steps in Simulation • Variance Reduction Techniques • Simulation in Structural Design

12.8 Future Directions in Reliability-Based Structural

Design 12-23

A New Hybrid Reliability Evaluation Method • Education • Computer Programs

12.9 Concluding Remarks 12-25

References 12-25

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