Revue Nature et Technologie
Volume 9, Numéro 1, Pages 35-40

Reliability Analysis Of Three-dimensional Reinforced Concrete Structures By The Monte-carlo Method

Authors : Benyahi Karim .


The objective of this study is to analyse the reliability of three-dimensional reinforced concrete structures in which the non-linear mechanical and geometric nonlinearity are take into account. For this purpose, we have developed a program in FORTRAN to simulate the direct Monte Carlo method coupled to a non-linear calculation for evaluating the failure probability of three-dimensional structures. The events of the environment (field strengths, actions) and materials behaviour are simulated by random and deterministic variables. A first validation illustrate the mechanical modeling approach; by comparing the results of present calculation with experimental results or analytical solutions. The reliability-model is checking; the simulation results of the direct method of Monte Carlo are compared with those of Hasofer-Lind.


Modeling ; nonlinearity ; reliability ; failure probability ; Monte Carlo