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Title: Reliability Analysis of Concrete Members
Author(s): Robert G. Sexsmith
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 413-420
Keywords: Bayes theorem; beams (supports); columns (supports); decidison theory; loads (forces); probability theory; reinforced concrete; reliability; safety; statistical analysis; tied columns.
Abstract:Procedures are presented for determining the probability distribution of the safety margin and related quantities for several types of reinforced concrete members. Data were extracted from previously published test results, and were spearately analyzed for each of three common structural types; Beams without compressive reinforcement,columns. The method of inference used was based on concepts from decsion theory, providing the normally encountered. Results permit the quotation of the probability of failure for Any specified loading near ultimate.
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