In this paper, the Homotopy Analysis Method (HAM) is applied to obtain the limit state function, probability of failure and reliability index based on all stochastic and deterministic variables for a cantilever beam subjected to co-planar loading for the first time. First, it is established that a few iterations in the series expansion are sufficient to obtain highly accurate results and a substantial convergence region. After showing the effectiveness of HAM, two limit state functions are introduced as the maximum deflection in the y direction and maximum allowable stress, respectively. Then the first order reliability method (FORM) is employed to obtain reliability index, and omission sensitivity factor analytically. It is shown that HAM is a promising tool to obtain limit state function, probability of failure and reliability index analytically for nonlinear problems. Finally, a sensitivity analysis is done to show that which parameters could be considered deterministic or stochastic variables.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Computers and Mathematics with Applications|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2011|
- reliability index, omission sensitivity factor, failure function, homotopy analysis method, geometrical nonlinearity