SAFETY FACTORS AND PROBABILITY IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN

SAFETY OR RELIABILITY OF A STRUCTURE IS FORMULATED IN TERMS OF AN UNCERTAINITY FACTOR COMBINED WITH A GENERALIZED ALLOWABLE RISK. THE UNCERTAINITY FACTOR ALLOWS THE CONSIDERATION OF INCOMPLETE INFORMATION AND IMPERFECT KNOWLEDGE IN THE SPECIFICATION OF A PERMISSIBLE RISK LEVEL. THIS ALLOWS THE USE OF JUDGMENT AND THE EXPLICIT USE OF PROBABILISTIC INFORMATION IN THE DESIGN OF SAFE STRUCTURES. /ASCE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 95, No ST 7, PROC PAPER 6667, PP 1389-1405, 6 FIG, 2
  • Authors:
    • Ang, A H
    • Amin, M
  • Publication Date: 1969-7

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  • Accession Number: 00209059
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 22 1994 12:00AM