SORM DG - an efficient SORM based on differential geometry

Abstract The first order reliability method (FORM) efficiently performs first order structural reliability analysis, but with limited accuracy. On the other hand, the traditional second order reliability method (SORM) was established to improve the results of FORM, but with a supplementary computational process. Proposed herein, is a new SORM, based on differential geometry making SORM more efficient without hindering accuracy. It can be used to perform the second order structural reliability analysis in engineering. A case in the geotechnical engineering field obtained from literature was sol...

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