PROOF-LOAD FACTORS AND RELIABILITY

Yozo Fujino, Niels C. Lind

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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 languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASCE J Struct Div
Pages853-870
Number of pages18
Volume103
Edition4
StatePublished - 1977 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes

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Fujino, Y., & Lind, N. C. (1977). PROOF-LOAD FACTORS AND RELIABILITY. In ASCE J Struct Div. (4 ed., Vol. 103, pp. 853-870)

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

ASCE J Struct Div. Vol. 103 4. ed. 1977. p. 853-870.

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Fujino, Y & Lind, NC 1977, PROOF-LOAD FACTORS AND RELIABILITY. in ASCE J Struct Div. 4 edn, vol. 103, pp. 853-870.
Fujino Y, Lind NC. PROOF-LOAD FACTORS AND RELIABILITY. In ASCE J Struct Div. 4 ed. Vol. 103. 1977. p. 853-870.

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

ASCE J Struct Div. Vol. 103 4. ed. 1977. p. 853-870.

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