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Engineering Design

Engineering Design

Design of engineering systems or Engineering Design is usually a trade-off between maximizing safety and minimizing cost.

A Engineering design procedure that can accomplish both of    these objective is highly desirable, but also  difficult.

  • Deterministic design procedures (i.e., ASD or WSD) do not provide adequate information to achieve the optimal use of the available resources to maximize safety and minimize cost.
  • On the other hand, probabilistic-based design can provide the required information for optimum design.
  • Probability, statistics, and reliability tools can help achieving the optimal design.
  • Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD)

General Form

General Form

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LRFD Advantages

  • Provides a more rational approach for new designs and configurations.
  • Provides consistency in reliability.
  • Provides potentially a more economical use of materials.
  • Allows for future changes as a result of gained information in prediction models, and material and load characterization.
  • Code Calibration.

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