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Application of level II reliability theory

Langley, RS and Ribas, CS (1995) Application of level II reliability theory. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 209. pp. 291-298. ISSN 0954-4100

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Abstract

Level II reliability theory provides an approximate method whereby the reliability of a complex engineering structure which has multiple strength and loading variables may be estimated. This technique has been applied previously to both civil and offshore structures with considerable success. The aim of the present work is to assess the applicability of the method for aircraft structures, and to this end landing gear design is considered in detail. It is found that the technique yields useful information regarding the structural reliability, and further it enables the critical design parameters to be identified.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Applied Mechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:37
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 19:05
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