A probabilistic procedure for the analysis of the current and future reliability of existing structural components and systems is developed: they are assumed subject to deterioration over time, due to the exposure to an aggressive environment as well as to the effects of wear during ordinary service, of improper use and maintenance, of environmental and accidental events. The following aspects are dealt with: the identification of probabilistic models for forecasting structural deterioration as a function of the initial and operating conditions and of the presence and nature of aggressive agents; the formulation of a probabilistic method for the assessment of the reliability of structural components subject to deterioration, that can be updated should maintenance or repair operations be carried out. The adopted approach involves the solution of a stochastic differential equation, which provides the time evolution of the reliability of a deteriorating structural compo-nent. Once the reliability of each structural element is defined, it is possible to evaluate the reliability of the system as a whole, taking into account its operating and behavioural logic.
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|Titolo:||Reliability assessment of structural systems subject to deterioration over time|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1997|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||04b Atto di convegno in volume|