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A new beta-point algorithm for large time-invariant and time-variant reliability problems. (English) Zbl 0783.90040
Reliability and optimization of structural systems ’90, Proc. 3rd IFIP WG 7.5 Conf., Berkeley/CA (USA) 1990, Lect. Notes Eng. 61, 1-12 (1991).
The sequential quadratic programming method which is considered as the most efficient method in structural reliability calculation is reviewed with special reference to possible problems. It is then specialized for reliability calculations in the standard space. Certain simplifications and modifications are introduced resulting in a new multi-constraint algorithm. It can also be used in time-variant problems with little modification.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0753.00026].
Reviewer: S.Goyal (Montreal)

90B25 Reliability, availability, maintenance, inspection in operations research
90C20 Quadratic programming
90C90 Applications of mathematical programming
60K10 Applications of renewal theory (reliability, demand theory, etc.)