Title: Simple application of interval analyses to structural safety: standard versus parameterised versions

Authors: Isaac Elishakoff; Antoine Daphnis

Addresses: Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991, USA ' IFMA, Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée, Campus des Cézeaux Clermont Ferrand, Rue Roche Genès, 63170 Aubière, France

Abstract: In this paper the implications of the use of interval analysis are studied in regards to the decision making process on the safety of the structure. It is shown that the conclusions derived by application of the standard interval analysis about the structural safety may be misleading in some cases. Parameterised interval analysis is demonstrated to yield rigorous results.

Keywords: overestimation; parameterisation; structural safety; interval analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSMSS.2018.102897

International Journal of Sustainable Materials and Structural Systems, 2018 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.203 - 217

Received: 15 May 2018
Accepted: 17 Dec 2018

Published online: 09 Oct 2019 *

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