Accession Number : AD0475785

Title :   A NOTE ON THE RELIABILITY OF REDUNDANT STRUCTURES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK INST FOR THE STUDY OF FATIGUE AND RELIABILITY

Personal Author(s) : Shinozuka, M.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : This report presents a note on the possibility that the structure with redundant members will fail as a whole once one of the members fails. With the aid of a particular structure, this report shows that, in fact, once one of the members fails, the successive failures of members under the same load resulting in the failure of the entire structure are highly probable. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REDUNDANT COMPONENTS, RELIABILITY), STRUCTURES, FAILURE(MECHANICS), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY, LOADS(FORCES).

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE