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Unformatted text preview: f , is in terms of reliability index, F u ( β29 (Withiam et al. 1997). ( 29 u f F p-= 1 (5-25) 46 Figure 5-4. Reliability Definition Based on Standard Normal Probability Density Function In the latter equation, F u (x) is the standard normal cumulative distribution function. ( 29 dx x F u --= ∫ ∞ 2 2 1 exp 2 1 1 β π (5-26) A graphical representation of Equation 5-26 is presented in Figure 5-4. The shaded area in Figure 5-4 represents the probability of failure, p f , to achieve a target reliability index, β T ....
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course TTE 4004c taught by Professor Hass during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.
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