Random Imperfection (I)

Kiyohiro Ikeda, Kazuo Murota

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The probabilistic variation of imperfections of structures has attracted considerable attention. As first postulated by Bolotin, 1958 [15], the critical load f c of a structure can be expressed as a function of several random imperfections.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mathematical Sciences (Switzerland)
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

Publication series

NameApplied Mathematical Sciences (Switzerland)
ISSN (Print)0066-5452
ISSN (Electronic)2196-968X


  • Bifurcation Point
  • Critical Load
  • Multivariate Normal Distribution
  • Probabilistic Variation
  • Probability Density Function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics

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    Ikeda, K., & Murota, K. (2010). Random Imperfection (I). In Applied Mathematical Sciences (Switzerland) (pp. 107-124). (Applied Mathematical Sciences (Switzerland); Vol. 149). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7296-5_5