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Probabilistic Structural Integrity

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-23
Number of pages8
JournalFESI Bulletin
Issue number2
Early online date17 Dec 2018
DateAccepted/In press - 18 Apr 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 17 Dec 2018
DatePublished (current) - Dec 2018


This paper highlights the wide range of applications for probabilistic analyses in structural integrity and design. Firstly, some background is given to introduce the basic principles which underpin a probabilistic approach and some aspects of its historical development. A discussion of the main benefits and attributes of probabilistic analyses follows, and a direct comparison with conventional deterministic design is made. Thereafter, five main modes of application are presented, and their individual objectives discussed. Through examining various case studies, the different utilities of a probabilistic approach are highlighted. Finally, some important considerations are discussed in terms of adopting probabilistic approaches for future implementation.

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  • probabilistic approach, implementation issues, case studies, structural integrity

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