On the reliability of imperfection-sensitive long isotropic cylindrical shells

G. Cederbaum, J. Arbocz

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The reliability of imperfection-sensitive shells is derived. The Koiter (asymmetric case) formula is used to construct the failure criterion for the case where the imperfection surface is described by two terms of a double Fourier series with random amplitudes. The effect of the correlation between these variables is also investigated. In some cases exact solutions are derived, while in others, approximate derivations are obtained within the Hasofer-Lind method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalStructural Safety
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996


  • Buckling
  • Hasofer-Lind method
  • Imperfection data bank
  • Imperfection-sensitive shells
  • Koiter criterion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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