Reliability of Structures
- Department of Mechanics
Definition of reliability. Conditional probability, the theorem of total probabilities, Bayes theorem; discrete and continuous random variables. Reliability systems, elements and connections; reliability function and mean life, methods of structural decomposition. Reliability of systems with repair. Random behavior of load. Numerical approach to structural reliability (FORM, AFOSM, MONTE CARLO, LHS). Codified design format.
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- Study Objective:
Students will get acquainted with basic analytical and numerical methods of assessment of structure reliability and their reflection to the codified design.
- Study materials:
1. J. B. Thomas: An introduction to applied probability and random processes. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, London, Sydney, Toronto, 1971. 2. S. S. Rao: Reliability-Based Design. Mc Graw-Hill, Inc., New York - Toronto, 1992. 3. D. Blockley: The nature of Structural design and safety. Ellis Horwood Limited, John Wiley & Sons, 1980.
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- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: