An incremental loading approach to structural reliability analysis is presented and illustrated. The structure is progressively "unzipped" as successive members reach their capacity until overall structural collapse occurs. An inherent advantage of this approach is that the variance of structural capacity is extracted in addition to the mean value, with a minimum of computational effort. The method accounts for different types of member behavior such as brittle and ductile, different structural arrangements such as members in parallel and series, and statistical and mechanical correlation between structural elements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 10th Annual OTC in Houston, Texas, May 8-11, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

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    Dallas, TX  United States  45206
  • Authors:
    • Moses, F
    • Stahl, B
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00178159
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC 3046, Vol 1 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM