Optimal Design, Reliability And Sensitivity Analysis Of Foundation Plate

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This paper deals with the optimal design of thickness of a plate rested on Winkler’s foundation. First order method was used for the optimization, while maintaining different restrictive conditions. The aim is to obtain a minimum volume of the foundation plate. At the end some probabilistic and safety analysis of the deflection of the foundation using LHS Monte Carlo method are presented.

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Ing. Martina Janulíková, Ph.D., Department of Building Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Ing. Kamila Kotrasová, PhD., Department of Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia.

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