The basic concepts of semivariogram analysis and kriging estimation are outlined, and their application to testing of structural strength are illustrated. The methods are demonstrated for use in assessing the spatial variation in the strength of structural components, assessing the accuracy of various sampling patterns, and developing guidelines for finding the optimum sampling program. Other potential applications of the proposed methods in structural engineering include the evaluation of the dimensions of structural components, e.g., thickness of the shell of a vessel, evaluation of the concentration of chloride or other chemicals in a structural component, evaluation of the level of deterioration in a structural component, as well as others.

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  • Accession Number: 00493858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM