A NONPROBABILISTIC SET MODEL OF STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY BASED ON SATISFACTION DEGREE OF INTERVAL

  • H. -Z. Huang University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • Z. L. Wang University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • Y. F. Li University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • B. Huang University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • N. C. Xiao University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • L. P. He University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Abstract

In engineering structural systems, two types of uncertainty exist in systems widely. Epistemic uncertainty comes from incomplete information or ignorance while aleatory uncertainty derives from inherent variations. Due to the influence of many uncertainties and vagueness in the available information, all probabilities or probability distributions of random variables are precise known or perfect determination is impossible. For many structural reliability problems lacking information of the uncertain parameters, interval variable is a convenient and effective selection for the uncertainty description. According to this method, this paper suggests a new nonprobabilistic set model of structural reliability based on interval analysis and the satisfaction degree of the interval. The nonprobabilistic reliability of a structure is defined as the satisfaction degree between the stress-interval and the strength-interval. With the nonprobabilistic reliability model presented in this paper, a practical engineering example of the contact fatigue reliability analysis for the gear transmission is calculated and the result is reasonable and reliable.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.mech.17.1.208

Section
DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS