COMPUTATION OF A SAFETY INDEX

In the assessment of structural design codes, the concept of a safety index is used to describe the level of structural reliability obtained in the use of these codes. One useful safety index currently in use is based on the computed theoretical probability of failure. A method for obtaining a good approximation to this probability is described in fairly simple terms, so as to enable it to be used by a person having only a limited knowledge of statistics. This method can be applied to a general class of failure criteria that can include non-linear functions. (Author/TRRL)

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    Institution of Engineers

    11 National Circuit
    Barton, A.C.T.,   Australia 

    Institution of Engineers

    11 National Circuit
    Barton, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Leicester, R H
  • Publication Date: 1985-2

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  • Accession Number: 00399472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 2:44AM