The evaluation of reasonable upper bounds to the probability of failure of complex structural systems requires evaluation of the intersection of the failure sets of pairs of failure modes. A method is described for computing the probability of this intersection for the case of a specific but realistic type of failure criteria. Some discussion is also given on the relationship between these probabilities and the bounds derived by Ditlevsen. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 22.1-4

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  • Accession Number: 00389668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1985 12:00AM