System reliability based design for locally unstable steel structures

Summary

The topic of this project is to develop a reliability-based design guideline for thin-walled steel structures through a statistical framework and advanced nonlinear finite element analyses which consider the effect of cross-sectional instability.

Supervisor(s)

Dr Hao Zhang

Research Location

Civil Engineering

Program Type

N/A

Synopsis

Thin-walled steel structures are becoming widely used. A need has emerged for developing guidelines for the design of locally unstable steel structures. A statistical approach will be used to implement geometric imperfections in shell-element-based inelastic geometric nonlinear finite element analysis. A design guideline will be developed based on system reliability of the structures.

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Keywords

structural engineering, finite element analysis, reliability analysis, steel structure

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 826

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