Statistical analyses are performed for material strength parameters from a large number of specimens of structural timber. Non-parametric statistical analysis and fits have been investigated for the following distribution types: Normal, Lognormal, 2 parameter Weibull and 3-parameter Weibull. The statistical fits have generally been made using all data and the lower tail of the data. The Maximum Likelihood Method and the Least Square Technique have been used to estimate the statistical parameters in the selected distributions. The results show that the 2-parameter Weibull distribution gives the best fits to the data available, especially if tail fits are used whereas the Log Normal distribution generally gives a poor fit and larger coefficients of variation, especially if tail fits are used. The implications on the reliability level of typical structural elements and on partial safety factors for timber are investigated.
|Titel||Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems : Proceedings of the 10th IFIP WG7.5 working conference on reliability and optimization of structural systems|
|Redaktører||H. Furuta, M. Dogaki, M. Sakano|
|Status||Udgivet - 2003|
|Begivenhed||IFIP WG7.5 Working Conference on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems - Osaka, Japan|
Varighed: 25 mar. 2002 → 27 mar. 2002
Konferencens nummer: 10
|Konference||IFIP WG7.5 Working Conference on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems|
|Periode||25/03/2002 → 27/03/2002|
- Stochastic model
- Statistical analysis
- Characteristic values
- Partial safety factors
Sørensen, J. D. (2003). Statistical Analysis of Data for Timber Strengths. I H. Furuta, M. Dogaki, & M. Sakano (red.), Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems: Proceedings of the 10th IFIP WG7.5 working conference on reliability and optimization of structural systems (s. 131-140). CRC Press/Balkema.