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An overview of reliability methods in mechanical and structural designAn evaluation is made of modern methods of fast probability integration and Monte Carlo treatment for the assessment of structural systems' and components' reliability. Fast probability integration methods are noted to be more efficient than Monte Carlo ones. This is judged to be an important consideration when several point probability estimates must be made in order to construct a distribution function. An example illustrating the relative efficiency of the various methods is included.
Document ID
19870046306
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Wirsching, P. H. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Ortiz, K. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Lee, S. J. (Arizona, University Tucson, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1987
Subject Category
STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 87-0765
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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