Thursday, November 17, 2011

Earlier Attempt at Describing Probabilistic Structural Design

An Earlier attempt at describing Probabilistic Structural Design:

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Basically involves testing of a cable, then considering selection of a suitable cable for a baggage handling department where do not know the maximum weight of the baggage handled. Same principle could be applied to selection of suitable scales so that do know weight of baggage handled: but not the weight of that which arrives.

NB: Whilst the probabilities for independent events may generally be multiplied together, the approach taken in the above essay, is over simplistic. For more detail on reliability refer to Mechanical Engineering design by Shigley, or to Reinforced Concrete by Warner, Rangan and Hall.