Print Email Facebook Twitter Stochastic finite element analysis of steel structures Title Stochastic finite element analysis of steel structures Author Waarts, P.H. Vrouwenvelder, A.C.W.M. Instituut voor Bouwmaterialen en Bouwconstructies TNO Publication year 1999 Abstract The paper describes two well known but adapted methods for calculating the probability of failure of structures. First the First Order Reliability Method (FORM) is described using an adapted response surface. Secondly the Directional Sampling (DS) procedure is described using truncated stochastic distributions. Both methods are implemented in the Finite Element Method (FEM) code DIANA of TNO. The two methods have been applied for calculating the probability of failure of steel structures. Three examples are presented. Subject Architecture and BuildingDirectional simulationFEMFORMStructural reliabilityComputer simulationFailure analysisFinite element methodProbabilityRandom processesReliabilitySamplingStructural analysisDirectional sampling (DS)First order reliability method (FORM)Software package DIANASteel structures To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c0d6e911-3ba6-45c1-8950-2f0de6df7cb8 TNO identifier 329075 Source Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 52, 21-32 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.