Advances in Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems
Proceedings 12th IFIP Working Conference on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems, Aalborg, Denmark, 22-25 May, 2005
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This volume contains thirty-one papers presented at the Twelfth Scientific Meeting of the IFIP Working Group on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems which took place in Aalborg, Denmark, from May 22-25, 2005. The Working Group Conference was organized by the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) Working Group 7.5 of the Technical Committee on Modelling and Optimization. The purpose of the Working Group is to promote modern structural system reliability and optimization theory and its applications, to stimulate research, development and application of structural system reliability and optimization theory, to assist and advance research and development in these fields, to further the dissemination and exchange of information on reliability and optimization of structural systems, and to encourage education in structural system reliability and optimization theory.
Table of Contents
Preface. Reliability, Risk or Reality. On Applied Engineering Decision Making for Society. Reliability-Based Topology Optimization of Frame Structures. Managing Bridge Networks Using Reliability and Multiple Cost Criteria. Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Bridge Structures Considering Maintenance Cost and Seismic Risk. Improved Hybrid Method for Reliability-Based Design Optimization. System Reliability-Based Optimization of Redundant Timber Trusses. On Optimal Lifetime Maintenance Strategies Taking into Account Probabilities of Violating Structural Performance and Cost Thresholds. Tectonic Design of Concrete Panels by Means of Topology Optimization Techniques and Limit State Analysis. Discrete Multicriteria Reliability-Based Optimization of Structural Systems. SORM Applied to Hierarchical Parallel System. Equation for Probability Density of the Response of a Dynamic System to Erlang Renewal Random Impulse Processes. High-Dimensional Multivariate Normal Integrals for a Discrete Approximation of the First-Passage Density. Analytical Derivation of the Outcrossing Rate in Time-Variant Reliability Problems. Structural Reliability Using Non-Intrusive Stochastic Finite Elements. Structural Resistance Variability in Directional Simulation in Load Space. Observations about the Probabilistic Representation of Uncertainty for Maximum Corrosion Pit Depths. 3D-Modelling of Corrosion Crack Opening. Statistical Models for Resistance of Concrete Components. Ultimate Strength of Plates with Random Fields of Corrosion. A Damage Identification Procedure for Girder Bridges Based on Coupling Vibration with Moving Vehicles. An Optimisation Approach for Room Acoustics Design. Evaluation of Seismic Reliability of Steel Bridge Piers for Deformation Performance under Cyclic Loading. Evaluation of Seismic Reliability of Steel Bridge Piers for Absorbed Energy Performance. Non-Destructive Inspection of Concrete Structures Applying Chaos Theory. Updating Utilities and Reconciling Expert Opinion. Reliability-Based Optimization and Optimal Reliability Level of Offshore Wind Turbines. Reliability Assessment and Updating of Complex Systems by LP. A Standard for Determination of Optimal Safety in Engineering Practice. Collapse Reliability and Lifetime Prediction of Deteriorating Reinforced Concrete Framed Structures. Reliability Analysis of Offshore Jacket Structures with Wave Load on Deck using the Model Correction Factor Method. Author Index