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Time-dependent non-linear buckling of 3D CFST arch structures with hybrid random interval uncertainties

Wu, Binhua, Gao, Kang, Feng, Jinpeng, Wu, Gang, Featherston, Carol A. ORCID:, Gao, Wei and Zhao, Weigang 2023. Time-dependent non-linear buckling of 3D CFST arch structures with hybrid random interval uncertainties. Engineering Structures 279 , 115623. 10.1016/j.engstruct.2023.115623

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Limit point and bifurcation buckling loads are critical concerns in structural stability design. With the inevitable viscoelastic effects of creep and shrinkage in concrete, such critical buckling points may vary due to the time-dependent change of equilibrium configuration. Furthermore, the intrinsic uncertainty and natural randomness in the geometry and material characteristics would affect the structural stability performance significantly. The present study provides a new robust method, called the generalized Chebyshev surrogate model-based sampling approach, in assessing the time-dependent nonlinear buckling behaviour of 3D concrete-filled steel tubular (CFST) arch structures when both random and interval uncertainties are involved. In the proposed approach, the relationships between the uncertain parameters and the critical nonlinear limit and bifurcation buckling loads are formulated using Chebyshev surrogate model strategy combined with finite element method. The extreme bounds of the statistical features, including means, standard deviations, of the critical nonlinear buckling loads are furnished by using Monte Carlo method and Quasi Monte Carlo simulation method. Finally, the applicability and the validity of the proposed approach are illustrated with a series of numerical investigations.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0141-0296
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 February 2023
Date of Acceptance: 9 January 2023
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2024 16:48

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