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Title: Extreme value analysis of structural loads in the kingdom of saudi arabia
Authors: Arafah, ., Al-Zaid, R.Z., A.M.,
Al-Haddad, M.S.
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Citation: Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering Volume 24, Issue 2 B, October 1999, Pages 217-228
Abstract: This paper presents a probabilistic analysis of structural loads in Saudi Arabia. The main objective is to develop load models and estimate their statistical characteristics for reliability and risk analysis associated with code development and computation of safety factors. These loads include: dead, live, wind, and earthquake loads. The results indicate that the dead load is normally distributed with mean-to-nominal ratio of 1.15 and coefficient of variation of 10 percent. Extreme wind load is well presented by Type I extreme distribution, with mean-to-nominal ratio of 0.75 and coefficient of variation of 60 percent. Extreme Earthquake load is well presented by Type II extreme distribution, with mean-to-nominal ratio of 0.70 and coefficient of variation of 137 percent. Statistics for sustained and extreme live loads are adopted from previous international studies. Results are compared with those obtained in similar international studies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11813
ISSN: 03779211
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