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CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONAL METHODS
Edited by: Y. Tsompanakis, P. Iványi and B.H.V. Topping
Structural Optimization under Uncertainties: Understanding the Role of Expected Consequences of Failure
Department of Structural Engineering, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil
A.T. Beck, "Structural Optimization under Uncertainties: Understanding the Role of Expected Consequences of Failure", in Y. Tsompanakis, P. Iványi and B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Civil and Structural Engineering Computational Methods", Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, Chapter 5, pp 89-115, 2013. doi:10.4203/csets.32.5
Keywords: structural optimization; optimum design; reliability analysis; risk analysis, risk optimization; uncertainty quantification; robust optimization.
This chapter provides review and discussion on different formulations of structural optimization under uncertainties. The review covers deterministic design optimization, reliability-based design optimization, robust optimization, risk optimization, and robust risk optimization. The discussion focuses on the effects of the expected consequences of failure on optimal structural design.
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