An overview of reliability assessment and control for design of civil engineering structures

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Random variations, whether they occur in the input signal or the system parameters, are phenomena that occur in nearly all engineering systems of interest. As a result, nondeterministic modeling techniques must somehow account for these variations to ensure validity of the solution. As might be expected, this is a difficult proposition and the focus of many current research efforts. Controlling seismically excited structures is one pertinent application of nondeterministic analysis and is the subject of the work presented herein. This overview paper is organized into two sections. First, techniques to assess system reliability, in a context familiar to civil engineers, ... continued below

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Field, R.V. Jr.; Grigoriadis, K.M.; Bergman, L.A. & Skelton, R.E. June 1, 1998.

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  • Field, R.V. Jr. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Structural Dynamics and Vibration Control Dept.
  • Grigoriadis, K.M. Univ. of Houston, TX (United States). Mechanical Engineering Dept.
  • Bergman, L.A. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States)
  • Skelton, R.E. Univ. of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States). Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences Dept.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Random variations, whether they occur in the input signal or the system parameters, are phenomena that occur in nearly all engineering systems of interest. As a result, nondeterministic modeling techniques must somehow account for these variations to ensure validity of the solution. As might be expected, this is a difficult proposition and the focus of many current research efforts. Controlling seismically excited structures is one pertinent application of nondeterministic analysis and is the subject of the work presented herein. This overview paper is organized into two sections. First, techniques to assess system reliability, in a context familiar to civil engineers, are discussed. Second, and as a consequence of the first, active control methods that ensure good performance in this random environment are presented. It is the hope of the authors that these discussions will ignite further interest in the area of reliability assessment and design of controlled civil engineering structures.

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OSTI as DE98005896

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  • 2. world conference on structural control, Kyoto (Japan), 28 Jun - 1 Jul 1998

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  • Other: DE98005896
  • Report No.: SAND--98-1392C
  • Report No.: CONF-980667--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 672093
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc707279

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Field, R.V. Jr.; Grigoriadis, K.M.; Bergman, L.A. & Skelton, R.E. An overview of reliability assessment and control for design of civil engineering structures, article, June 1, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707279/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.