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Volume 219, 20182nd Baltic Conference for Students and Young Researchers (BalCon 2018)
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|Published online||29 October 2018|
System-reliability analysis of steel truss towers
Kielce University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture,
al. Tysiąclecia PP 7,
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steel truss towers are important structures in civil engineering, used as, for example, antenna towers, architectural towers, transmission towers, chimney towers, light towers, viewing towers, or water towers. In the paper, the latter structural type is analysed. Three types of truss towers with different topology are discussed. The towers are designed according to the standards. Next, reliability analysis is performed and the influence of type of truss topology on reliability is analysed. Reliability analysis concerns formulation of the limit state, calculation of failure probability and determination of reliability index. In the paper, the system approach is proposed, definitely more complete than that obtained using approximation-simulation methods. In the case of structures analysed in the paper, the types of reliability models are determined. Identification of reliability models relies on studies on the transformation of the safe structural system into the geometrically variable system (mechanism). The investigations made it possible to determine the kinematically admissible failure mechanisms which contain minimal critical sets of elements. In order to identify the mechanism, spectral analysis of the linear stiffness matrix is used. In the case of the towers of concern, the formulas specifying the number of mechanisms for any number of repeating sections are determined.
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