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Response bounds for structures with interval stiffness

TitleResponse bounds for structures with interval stiffness
Publication TypePresentazione a Congresso
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsImpollonia, N., Zito S., Muscolino G., and Saitta F.
Conference NameApplications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering -Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering
Conference LocationZurich
ISBN Number9780415669863
KeywordsCivil engineering, Interval analysis, Interval stiffness, Interval variable, Interval-valued, matrix, Numerical results, Probabilistic models, Response bound, Sherman-Morrison-Woodbury formulas, Static response, Stiffness matrix, Structures with uncertain parameters, Uncertainty analysis

A method to evaluate the static response bounds of structures with uncertain parameters modelled as interval variables is proposed. The method is very suitable when the data are insufficient for a probabilistic model of the uncertainties and overcomes the drawbacks arising in traditional interval analysis due to dependency phenomenon. The procedure is based on the inversion of the interval stiffness matrix by means of a novel approximate relationship built on the interval-valued Sherman-Morrison-Woodbury formula. Numerical results evidence the accuracy and the effectiveness of the proposed approach in the evaluation of the response bounds. © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

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