DIFFERENTIAL RELIABILITY: PROBABILISTIC ENGINEERING APPLIED TO WOOD MEMBERS IN BENDING/TENSION

The technique of differential reliability analysis is demonstrated by means of an example involving a simple truss member. Applications of reliability analysis important to truss design are discussed. Differential reliability analysis is shown to be of value for code calibration purposes -- that is, for evaluating new products or structural systems in terms of the prevailing practice. Reliability analysis can also be valuable for predicting future design-and-use payoff for investments in material properties research.

  • Corporate Authors:

    US Forest Service

    Forest Products Laboratory, P.O. Box 310
    Lufkin, TX  United States  75910
  • Authors:
    • Suddarth, S K
    • Woeste, F E
    • Galligan, W L
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00180116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FPL No. 302
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM