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Reliability Assessment Using Stochastic Finite Element Analysis

 
 
 
 
Reliability Assessment Using Stochastic Finite Element Analysis
Author: Achintya Haldar - Sankaran Mahadevan
ISBN 13: 9780471369615
ISBN 10: 471369616
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2000-04-05
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 312
List Price: $155.00
 
 

The first complete guide to using the Stochastic Finite Element Method for reliability assessment

Unlike other analytical reliability estimation techniques, the Stochastic Finite Element Method (SFEM) can be used for both implicit and explicit performance functions, making it a particularly powerful and robust tool for today's engineer. This book, written by two pioneers in SFEM-based methodologies, shows how to use SFEM for the reliability analysis of a wide range of structures.

It begins by reviewing essential risk concepts, currently available risk evaluation procedures, and the use of analytical and sampling methods in estimating risk. Next, it introduces SFEM evaluation procedures, with detailed coverage of displacement-based and stress-based deterministic finite element approaches. Linear, nonlinear, static, and dynamic problems are considered separately to demonstrate the robustness of the methods. The risk or reliability estimation procedure for each case is presented in different chapters, with theory complemented by a useful series of examples.

Integrating advanced concepts in risk-based design, finite elements, and mechanics, Reliability Assessment Using Stochastic Finite Element Analysis is vital reading for engineering professionals and students in all areas of the field.

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Haldar (civil engineering, University of Arizona) and Mahadevan (Vanderbilt University) show how to use the stochastic finite element method (SFEM) for the reliability analysis of a variety of structures. The book begins by reviewing essential risk concepts, currently available risk evaluation procedures, and the use of analytical and sampling methods in estimating risk. Next, it introduces SFEM evaluation procedures, with detailed coverage of displacement-based and stress-based deterministic finite element approaches. Linear, non-linear, static, and dynamic problems are considered separately to demonstrate the robustness of the methods. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)