Title page for ETD etd-03302010-020045

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Esteban, Jaime
URN etd-03302010-020045
Title A reliability-based method for optimization programming problems
Degree Master of Science
Department Engineering Mechanics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Thangjitham, Surot Committee Chair
Heller, Robert A. Committee Member
Morton, John Committee Member
  • Mathematical optimization see documentsee document
Date of Defense 1992-12-01
Availability restricted

In this study, a method is developed to solve general stochastic programming problems. The method is applicable to both linear and nonlinear optimization. Based on a proper linearization, a set of probabilistic constraints (performance functions) can be transformed into a corresponding set of deterministic constraints. this is accomplish by expanding all the constraints about the most probable failure point. The use of the proposed method allows the simplification of any stochastic programming problems into a standard linear programming problem. Numerical examples are applied to the area of probability- based optimum structural design.

  Filename       Size       Approximate Download Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds) 
 28.8 Modem   56K Modem   ISDN (64 Kb)   ISDN (128 Kb)   Higher-speed Access 
[VT] LD5655.V855_1992.E8735.pdf 1.36 Mb 00:06:18 00:03:14 00:02:50 00:01:25 00:00:07
[BTD] next to an author's name indicates that all files or directories associated with their ETD are accessible from the Virginia Tech campus network only.

Browse All Available ETDs by ( Author | Department )

dla home
etds imagebase journals news ereserve special collections
virgnia tech home contact dla university libraries

If you have questions or technical problems, please Contact DLA.