Simulation Approaches for the Efficient Probabilistic Reliability Assessment of a Concrete Structure by the SBRA Method

Journal article by Pavel Praks, Jiří Brožovský

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Abstract
We describe simulation approaches suitable for the full probabilistic reliability assessment of a concrete beam by the finite element method. We compare the direct Monte Carlo method with a variance reduction technique based on Importance Sampling. A material model for the concrete beam is presented. The obtained results of the reliability assessment are discussed.