Abstract

So far, the calculation of structural reliability using common methods always demands a closed form equation of performance function. This necessitates distribution information of loads and strength. Monte Carlo FEM method for structural reliability analysis was proposed by Guoliang et.al. However the proposed method tries to avoid simulation. Its result have some serious error. Whereas, simulation is a very powerful to analyze structural reliability. Improving the Guoliang method, this research presents how Finite Element Methods can be incorporated into Monte Carlo Simulation and develops a software based on open source code Scilab, to analyze the reliability of Plane Truss structure. This paper describes a technique based on simulations that reliability analysis of complex structure are not of a problem and of low effort. In the first step of this research, an algorithm is established by applying Monte Carlo Simulation into Finite Element Method. Then software functions in Scilab are developed based on it. For the validation, the software is used to calculate responses of simple Plane Truss structure. The results are compared to manual calculation using basic structural analysis. This research have produced a fresh procedure and simple software to analyze the Plane Truss reliability based on the incorporation of Monte Carlo Simulation with Finite Element Method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2013 International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2013
Pages165-170
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2013 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 23 Jun 201326 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2013 International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2013

Conference

Conference2013 International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2013
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityBandung
Period23/06/1326/06/13

Keywords

  • Finite Element Method
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Scilab Software

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