WIT Press


Trends In The Stochastic BEM

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE980071

Volume

21

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

755 kb

Author(s)

P. Broz

Abstract

Reliability assessment applied to engineering structures in terms of simulation- based procedures. Analysis of carrying capacity limit states, determination of the probability of failure. Discrete version of the BEM to perform the function of a contact between bodies, and an algorithm to solve the finite dimensional model. Weight function method for crack propagation problems. 1 Introduction In order to assess engineering structures, there has been a tendency to make greater use of probability methods. This paper deals with building steel structures and their limit state in the case of fatigue. The use of numerical simulations has shown the advantage of applying the Boundary Element Method (Liu[l] and Lua[2] ). For a detailed methodology of fatigue crack rate propagation an

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