Stochastic Mechanics in Structures and Mechanical Engineering (STOCHASTIC)

Duration: 01.09.1994-31.08.1997 (36 months)

Coordination: Universitá di Pavia (Italy)

Partners: Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal), Det Norske Veritas (Norway), Lund Institute of Technology (Sweden), Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (Norway), Technical University of Denmark (Denamrk), Technische Universitaet Munchen (Germany), Technische Universitaet Wien (Austria), Universitá di Palermo (Italy) and University of Sussex (UK).

Funding Entity: EU - Programme Human and Capital Mobility

The network will co-ordinate and exploit common theoretical results within different topics, with the following priority list: the development of general approach for the probabilistic modelling of material properties; the extension of the classical methodology for action modelling with particular reference to transient loads; the enhancement of probabilistic modelling into general purpose codes of structural and mechanical analysis (stochastic finite element methods); the improvement of theory and computational methods of reliability quantification; the development and comparison of different stochastic dynamics procedures; the experimental validation of non-linear stochastic dynamics results also by system identification and control procedures.

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