DU Yong-en, WANG Sheng-nan. A Review of Structural Durability and Probabilistic Damage Tolerance[J]. International Journal of Plant Engineering and Management, 2013, 18(2): 105-110

A Review of Structural Durability and Probabilistic Damage Tolerance
DU Yong-en, WANG Sheng-nan
School of Aeronautics,Northwestern Polytechnical University,Xi'an 710073,P. R. China
The main purpose of this paper is providing a reference for further research. According to the papers and reports on structural durability and probabilistic damage tolerance,the present paper summarized the progress of the theoretical considerations and engineering application. Several models used in structural durability and probabilistic damage tolerance are reviewed. The characteristics and problems of these methods are analyzed. A new kind of combined analysis model on structural durability and damage tolerance are also introduced. New progress of analysis theory and numerical methods on structural reliability are discussed,such as the response surface method and numerical method combining neural networks and Monte Carlo simulation. The analysis shows that these methods can improve computational efficiency significantly and maintain high computational accuracy. Finally,some prospects of the key research directions are discussed.
Key words:    structural durability    probabilistic damage tolerance    numerical method   
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