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Engineering Applications of Stochastic Mechanics - Achievements and Prospects

  • G. I. Schuëller
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Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 47)

Abstract

Various procedures of stochastic structural mechanics are discussed in view of their potential to be utilized for engineering applications. These procedures encompass direct and advanced Monte-Carlo simulation, response surface methodology, statistical equivalent linearization and hybrid methods. Subsequently, representative classes of areas of applications of these procedures are discussed i.e. stochastic structural analysis (systems reliability), stochastic fracture and fatigue analysis, stochastic Finite Elements and stochastic structural dynamics. Then the respective states of application of these methods in three selected fields of engineering i.e. aerospace, nuclear and offshore engineering are reviewed.

Finally some conclusions are drawn, particularly with respect to future prospects of stochastic mechanics in engineering practice.

Keywords

Response Surface Methodology Monte Carlo Simulation Failure Probability Response Surface Methodology Stochastic Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. I. Schuëller
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  1. 1.Institute of Engineering MechanicsUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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