Reliability Analysis of Concrete Members


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Title: Reliability Analysis of Concrete Members

Author(s): Robert G. Sexsmith

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 66

Issue: 5

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.

Date: 5/1/1969

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.