In the framework of stochastic analysis, the extreme response value of a structural systemis completely described by its CDF. However, the CDF does not represent a direct designprovision. A more meaningful parameter is the response level which has a specified probability,p, of not being exceeded during a specified time interval. This quantity, which isbasically the inverse of the CDF, is referred to as a fractile of order p of the structuralresponse. This study presents an analytical procedure for evaluating the lower boundand upper bound of the fractile of order p of the response of linear structures, with uncertainstiffness properties modeled as interval variables subjected to stationary stochastic excitations.The accuracy of the proposed approach is demonstrated by numerical results concerninga wind-excited truss structure with uncertain Young’s moduli.

Interval Fractile Levels for Stationary Stochastic Response of Linear Structures With Uncertainties

SOFI, Alba
2016

Abstract

In the framework of stochastic analysis, the extreme response value of a structural systemis completely described by its CDF. However, the CDF does not represent a direct designprovision. A more meaningful parameter is the response level which has a specified probability,p, of not being exceeded during a specified time interval. This quantity, which isbasically the inverse of the CDF, is referred to as a fractile of order p of the structuralresponse. This study presents an analytical procedure for evaluating the lower boundand upper bound of the fractile of order p of the response of linear structures, with uncertainstiffness properties modeled as interval variables subjected to stationary stochastic excitations.The accuracy of the proposed approach is demonstrated by numerical results concerninga wind-excited truss structure with uncertain Young’s moduli.
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