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Updating Performance and Reliability of Concrete Structures Using Discrete Empirical Bayes Methods

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Marc A. Maes

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canadae-mail: mamaes@ucalgary.ca

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 124(4), 239-244 (Oct 22, 2002) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1491973 History: Received August 01, 2001; Revised December 01, 2001; Online October 22, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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(a) R/C slab cross section; (b) Division in segments
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Pdf of the corrosion current density at t=20 years
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Updating of the reliability index using data set 2
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Updating of the reliability index using data set 3

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