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Unformatted text preview: (b) If the column has a 0.40 m x 0.40 m square crosssection, what is the probability P F that it fails i.e. ] f [ P P c F > = ? Assume W and f c are independent. Hint: c f ln 1 c f c f < < < (c) Determine the required crosssectional area of the column for a target failure probability of 103 . (d) Find the mean stress A m m W = as a function of the failure probability P F . Plot against for between 10 ) P ( m F ) P log( F F P4 and 101 ....
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 Spring '05
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