Reliability analysis of reinforced concrete components: A comparative study

P. Evangeliou, A. Roy, M. A N Hendriks, R. Steenbergen, A. de Boer

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Abstract

Full probabilistic assessment of the structural reliability of reinforced concrete structures holds the key to proper calibration of the existing safety formats. The scope of the present work is to compare different level II reliability methods that take into account variability and perform accurately in the left side tail of the probability density function of the resistance, in the framework of nonlinear finite element analysis. Alongside, the effectiveness and accuracy of these probabilistic methods are investigated and, through a comparative study, the most reliable method is determined. As a numerical example, structural reliability of a reinforced concrete beam is assessed through Probabilistic Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis (PNLFEA). The methods investigated in the paper are: Directional Adaptive Response Surface, Directional Simulation, Response Surface combined with Crude Monte Carlo Simulation and First Order Reliability Method. The software facilitated for the implementation of the aforementioned methods is the probabilistic module of DIANA finite element software and Matlab.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Mechanics: Theoretical, Computational and Interdisciplinary Issues - 3rd Polish Congress of Mechanics, PCM 2015 and 21st International Conference on Computer Methods in Mechanics, CMM 2015
EditorsM. Kleiber, T. Burczyński, K. Wilde, J. Gorski, K. Winkelmann, L. Smakosz
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema
Pages171-176
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-64506-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-02906-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event3rd Polish Congress of Mechanics and 21st International Conference on Computer Methods in Mechanics - Gdansk, Poland
Duration: 8 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference3rd Polish Congress of Mechanics and 21st International Conference on Computer Methods in Mechanics
Abbreviated titlePCM 2015 and CMM 2015
CountryPoland
CityGdansk
Period8/09/1511/09/15

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