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Caspeele, R. (author), Sykora, M. (author), Allaix, D.L. (author), Steenbergen, R.D.J.M. (author)
In contrast to the design of new structures, the assessment of existing structures often relies on the subjective judgement of the investigating engineer. An objective verification format for existing structures based on alternative partial factors is however feasible, enabling a rather simple and straightforward, but objective and coherent...
article 2013
Waarts, P.H. (author), Vrouwenvelder, A.C.W.M. (author), Instituut voor Bouwmaterialen en Bouwconstructies TNO (author)
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...
article 1999