Advanced analysis of uncertain cracked structures
P. Bocchini, C. Gentilini, F. Ubertini and E. Viola

doi:10.3970/sdhm.2006.002.109
Source SDHM: Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 109-122, 2006
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Keywords Cracked beam, Uncertain damage, Reliability, Probability distribution fitting, Skew-Normal distribution.
Abstract This paper provides a simple and reliable method for the probabilistic characterization of the linear elastic response of frame structures with edge cracks of uncertain depth and location. A statistical analysis of the structural response allows consideration of the reliability of the investigated structure. A numerical example provides an indication of the performance of the approach proposed.
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