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Reliability-based optimization of actively controlled structures
Author(s): Abdon E. Sepulveda; Steven Brown
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Paper Abstract

An approach based on approximate concepts for reliability-based optimal design is presented. Limit-state functions are approximated explicitly in terms of system random variables. These approximations are then used in conjunction with a shooting Monte Carlo simulation to estimate system reliability. The overall optimization process is numerically efficient since it drastically reduces the number of real analyses required to obtain a near optimal design. An example problem is presented to illustrate the ideas set forth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2717, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239068
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Abdon E. Sepulveda, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Steven Brown, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2717:
Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Inderjit Chopra, Editor(s)

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