The work in this report is motivated by the performance-based engineering approach advocated by PEER. A comprehensive, object-oriented software framework for finite element sensitivity and reliability analysis is developed. The work builds on the existing software OpenSees. The software framework is used to investigate and address challenges particular to nonlinear finite element reliability analysis. As a result, smoothed material models, modifications in existing search algorithms, and a search algorithm hitherto not used in reliability analysis are developed.John Wiley and Sons, West Sussex, U.K. Deitel, H. M. and Deitel, P. J. (1998). C++ How to program. ... Der Kiureghian, A. and Li, C.-C. (1996). aquot;Nonlinear random vibration analysis through optimization.aquot; Proceedings of the 7th IFIP WG 7.5 working conference on reliability and optimization of structural systems, Boulder, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Finite element reliability and sensitivity methods for performance-based earthquake engineering|
|Author||:||Terje Haukaas, Armen Der Kiureghian|