Structural variability due to the design process

The structural uncertainty due to the design process is considered to have five components. These components are due to (i) the inaccuracies of a design theory, (ii) the differences between structural theories, (iii) the influence of the designer, (iv) the effect of the type of structure and (v) the fact that structural elements are usually available only in discrete sizes. A general description of the five components and the method of their measurement are given, together with relevant data on structural elements, connections and assemblies. It is found that the uncertainty of the design process is equivalent to a coefficient of variation in strength in the range 0.15-0.50 (A).


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 586-600
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01438028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0909796076
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:20PM