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Numerical Approach to the Live Load Factor for RC Structures as a Function of Life-Time

Numerical Approach to the Live Load Factor for RC Structures as a Function of Life-Time The live load factor, as a function of the expected life-time, is computed for cast-in-place reinforced concrete elements (i.e., beam, slab and column) for a combination of dead and live loads. The accuracy of the reliability analysis is enhanced by taking advantage of the Rackwitz-Fiessler method which in turn is corroborated by Monte Carlo simulation applied to the calculation of the target reliability indices of each structural element type. As an example, the formulation of live load factor is reversed to demonstrate how the life-time or the probability of failure are affected as the actual design deviates from the requirements of the current building code. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Structural Engineering SAGE

Numerical Approach to the Live Load Factor for RC Structures as a Function of Life-Time

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SAGE
Copyright
© 2013 SAGE Publications
ISSN
1369-4332
eISSN
2048-4011
DOI
10.1260/1369-4332.16.11.1931
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Abstract

The live load factor, as a function of the expected life-time, is computed for cast-in-place reinforced concrete elements (i.e., beam, slab and column) for a combination of dead and live loads. The accuracy of the reliability analysis is enhanced by taking advantage of the Rackwitz-Fiessler method which in turn is corroborated by Monte Carlo simulation applied to the calculation of the target reliability indices of each structural element type. As an example, the formulation of live load factor is reversed to demonstrate how the life-time or the probability of failure are affected as the actual design deviates from the requirements of the current building code.

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Advances in Structural EngineeringSAGE

Published: Nov 1, 2013

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