Incorporating expected life-time into live load factor for RC structures using reliability analysis

Hany Jawaheri Zadeh, Antonio Nanni

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Abstract

A method of reliability analysis is utilized to calibrate the live load factor based on the expected life-time of a cast-in-place reinforced concrete (RC) structure. The probabilistic parameters of live load are computed for different life-times and live load factors are then suggested so that the same level of safety is maintained for any given life-span. An example is presented that demonstrates how modified live load factors can be conducive to making decision on the necessity and the level of the required strengthening in a concrete structure in need of repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-898
Number of pages12
JournalAdvances in Structural Engineering
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2013

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Reliability analysis
Concrete construction
Reinforced concrete
Repair
Decision making

Keywords

  • life-time
  • limit state
  • live load
  • probability of failure
  • reliability
  • resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Incorporating expected life-time into live load factor for RC structures using reliability analysis. / Zadeh, Hany Jawaheri; Nanni, Antonio.

In: Advances in Structural Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 5, 01.05.2013, p. 887-898.

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