Uncertainty Assessment of Large Finite Element Systems

Uncertainty Assessment of Large Finite Element Systems

by Christian A. Schenk, Gerhart I. Schueller

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Uncertainty Assessment of Large Finite Element Systems by Christian A. Schenk, Gerhart I. Schueller

The treatment of uncertainties in the analysis of engineering structures remains one of the premium challenges in modern structural mechanics. It is only in recent years that the developments in shastic and deterministic computational mechanics began to be synchronized. To foster these developments, novel computational procedures for the uncertainty assessment of large finite element systems are presented in this monograph. The shastic input is modeled by the so-called Karhunen-Loève expansion, which is formulated in this context both for scalar and vector shastic processes as well as for random fields. Particularly for strongly non-linear structures and systems the direct Monte Carlo simulation technique has proven to be most advantageous as method of solution. The capabilities of the developed procedures are demonstrated by showing some practical applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642064647
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/25/2010
Series: Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics Series , #24
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Part I Deterministic Methods and Procedures. Spectral Analysis of Finite Dimensional Operators. Finite Element Method. Non-Linear Static Analysis. Dynamic Analysis.- Part II Probabilistic Methods and Procedures. Rational Treatment of Uncertainties. Karhunen-Loève Expansion. Direct Monte Carlo Simulation. Equivalent Statistical Linearization. Random Vibrations of Large Finite Element Systems.- Part III Practical Applications. Stability Analysis of Cylindrical Shells with Random Imperfections. Random Vibrations of Multi-Story Office Buildings.

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