### Abstract

For a complete implementation of second moment reliability concepts in structural design codes, rules must be established for proof-loading tests on the basis of a safety index or of proof-load factors derived therefrom. The safety index after test is defined conveniently (as a distance in an associated Gaussian probability space) as an extended definition of the Hasofer-Lind safety index. Limitations of this safety index in the context of proof-load tests are considered. Two categories are studied: ″Active″ proof-load tests, in which the purpose is to determine the optimal design parameter given a successful test on a particular structure prior to service; and ″passive″ tests, leading to reliability statements about a structure during or prior to service. Examples show how to calculate the proof-load factors. Current building standards provisions on proof-load tests are examined from the reliability point of view.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | ASCE J Struct Div |

Pages | 853-870 |

Number of pages | 18 |

Volume | 103 |

Edition | 4 |

State | Published - 1977 Apr 1 |

Externally published | Yes |

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*ASCE J Struct Div.*(4 ed., Vol. 103, pp. 853-870)

**PROOF-LOAD FACTORS AND RELIABILITY.** / Fujino, Yozo; Lind, Niels C.

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*ASCE J Struct Div.*4 edn, vol. 103, pp. 853-870.

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