Title: A Probabilistic Description of Structural Response
Author(s): Jack R. Benjamin and Haresh C. Shah
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 147-188
Keywords: beams (supports); building codes; columns (supports); failure; loads (forces); mathematical models; moments; probability theory; reinforced concrete; shear properties; statically determinate structures; statically indeterminate structures
The purpose of this paper is to provide the structural engineer with a simple probabilistic forecast of structural response. The procedure fits within all existing codes and is simple to understand and use.