Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering

Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Gordon A. Fenton,D. V. Griffiths
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2008-09-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

NEW PROBABILISTIC APPROACHES FOR REALISTIC RISK ASSESSMENT IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING. This text presents a thorough examination of the theories and methodologies available for risk assessment in geotechnical engineering, spanning the full range from established single-variable and "first order" methods to the most recent, advanced numerical developments. In response to the growing application of LRFD methodologies in geotechnical design, coupled with increased demand for risk assessments from clients ranging from regulatory agencies to insurance companies, authors Fenton and Griffiths have introduced an innovative reliability-based risk assessment method, the Random Finite Element Method (RFEM). The authors have spent more than fifteen years developing this statistically based method for modeling the real spatial variability of soils and rocks. As demonstrated in the book, RFEM performs better in real-world applications than traditional risk assessment tools that do not properly account for the spatial variability of geomaterials. This text is divided into two parts: Part One, Theory, explains the theory underlying risk assessment methods in geotechnical engineering. This part's seven chapters feature more than 100 worked examples, enabling you to develop a detailed understanding of the methods. Part Two, Practice, demonstrates how to use advanced probabilistic tools for several classical geotechnical engineering applications. Working with the RFEM, the authors show how to assess risk in problems familiar to all geotechnical engineers. All the programs used for the geotechnical applications discussed in Part Two may be downloaded from the authors' Web site at www.engmath.dal.ca/rfem/ at no charge, enabling you to duplicate the authors' results and experiment with your own data. In short, you get all the theory and practical guidance you need to apply the most advanced probabilistic approaches for managing uncertainty in geotechnical design.

Developments in Geotechnical Engineering from Harvard to New Delhi 1936 1994

Developments in Geotechnical Engineering  from Harvard to New Delhi 1936 1994
Author: A.S. Balasubramaniam,D.T. Bergado,S.W. Hong,P. Nutalaya,N. Phien-Wej
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2021-07-01
ISBN: 1000446530
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developments in Geotechnical Engineering from Harvard to New Delhi 1936 1994 Book Excerpt:

This book reviews the developments that have taken place in the field of geotechnical engineering since the first international conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering was held in Harvard University in 1936 until the January 1994 conference in New Delhi, India.

Landslide Risk Management

Landslide Risk Management
Author: Oldrich Hungr,Robin Fell,Réjean Couture,Erik Eberhardt
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2005-06-30
ISBN: 1439833710
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landslide Risk Management Book Excerpt:

Landslide Risk Management comprises the proceedings of the International Conference on Landslide Risk Management, held in Vancouver, Canada, from May 31 to June 3, 2005. The first part of the book contains state-of-the-art and invited lectures, prepared by teams of authors selected for their experience in specific topics assigned to them by the JTC-1 Committee. The second part is a selection of papers submitted to the conference, most of which serve as case-history illustrations of projects on landslide risk management. This reference work presents the current status of landslide risk management as viewed by experts from around the world.

Landslide Risk Assessment

Landslide Risk Assessment
Author: David Cruden
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-05-02
ISBN: 135143585X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landslide Risk Assessment Book Excerpt:

The 25 papers collected together in this volume present comprehensive coverage of all major aspects of landslide risk assessment, including the risk assessment framework, and methods for estimating probability of landsliding vulnerability and risk.

Dam Failure Mechanisms and Risk Assessment

Dam Failure Mechanisms and Risk Assessment
Author: Limin Zhang,Ming Peng,Dongsheng Chang,Yao Xu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN: 1118558545
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dam Failure Mechanisms and Risk Assessment Book Excerpt:

This book integrates the physical processes of dam breaching and the mathematical aspects of risk assessment in a concise manner • The first book that introduces the causes, processes and consequences of dam failures • Integrates the physical processes of dam breaching and the mathematical aspects of risk assessment in a concise manner • Emphasizes integrating theory and practice to better demonstrate the application of risk assessment and decision methodologies to real cases • Intends to formulate dam-breaching emergency management steps in a scientific structure

Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering

Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Kok-Kwang Phoon,Jianye Ching
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 1482227223
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

Establishes Geotechnical Reliability as Fundamentally Distinct from Structural Reliability Reliability-based design is relatively well established in structural design. Its use is less mature in geotechnical design, but there is a steady progression towards reliability-based design as seen in the inclusion of a new Annex D on "Reliability of Geotechnical Structures" in the third edition of ISO 2394. Reliability-based design can be viewed as a simplified form of risk-based design where different consequences of failure are implicitly covered by the adoption of different target reliability indices. Explicit risk management methodologies are required for large geotechnical systems where soil and loading conditions are too varied to be conveniently slotted into a few reliability classes (typically three) and an associated simple discrete tier of target reliability indices. Provides Realistic Practical Guidance Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering makes these reliability and risk methodologies more accessible to practitioners and researchers by presenting soil statistics which are necessary inputs, by explaining how calculations can be carried out using simple tools, and by presenting illustrative or actual examples showcasing the benefits and limitations of these methodologies. With contributions from a broad international group of authors, this text: Presents probabilistic models suited for soil parameters Provides easy-to-use Excel-based methods for reliability analysis Connects reliability analysis to design codes (including LRFD and Eurocode 7) Maximizes value of information using Bayesian updating Contains efficient reliability analysis methods Accessible To a Wide Audience Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering presents all the "need-to-know" information for a non-specialist to calculate and interpret the reliability index and risk of geotechnical structures in a realistic and robust way. It suits engineers, researchers, and students who are interested in the practical outcomes of reliability and risk analyses without going into the intricacies of the underlying mathematical theories.

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Kyriazis D. Pitilakis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2007-06-14
ISBN: 1402058934
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book contains the full papers on which the invited lectures of the 4th International Conference on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (4ICEGE) were based. The conference was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 25 to 28 June, 2007. The papers offer a comprehensive overview of the progress achieved in soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering, examine ongoing and unresolved issues, and discuss ideas for the future.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Ken K. S. Ho,K. S. Li
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1006
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9789058092502
Category: Engineering geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Geotechnical Safety and Risk IV

Geotechnical Safety and Risk IV
Author: Limin Zhang,Yu Wang,Gang Wang,Li Dianqing
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2013-11-15
ISBN: 1315797348
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Safety and Risk IV Book Excerpt:

Geotechnical Safety and Risk IV contains the contributions presented at the 4th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk (4th ISGSR, Hong Kong, 4-6 December 2013), which was organised under the auspices of the Geotechnical Safety Network (GEOSNet), TC304 on Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management and TC205 on Safety an

Risk Assessment in Geotechnical and Geo Environmental Engineering One Day Symposium

Risk Assessment in Geotechnical and Geo Environmental Engineering   One Day Symposium
Author: Calgary Geotechnical Society,University of Calgary. Department of Civil Engineering
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Landslide Risk Assessment

Landslide Risk Assessment
Author: E. Mark Lee,David K. C. Jones
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780727731715
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landslide Risk Assessment Book Excerpt:

Over the past decade there has been a gradual shift away from simply relying on engineering solutions to individual landslide problems, to the use of a variety of strategies to manage the problems over a broad area. Such alternative strategies include the use of building codes, land use planning controls, preventing water leakage, early warning systems and insurance schemes.This book addresses these developments and provides a multidisciplinary perspective on landslide management.

Probabilistic Risk and Hazard Assessment

Probabilistic Risk and Hazard Assessment
Author: R.E. Melchers,M.G. Stewart
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2022-04-19
ISBN: 1351421646
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Probabilistic Risk and Hazard Assessment Book Excerpt:

Highlights the multi-disciplinary nature of probabilistic risk and hazard assessment procedures. Topics covered include: Hazard scenario analyses (e.g. HAZOP, FMEA); probabilistic risk assessments; consequence modelling; structural reliability; human error; uncertainty analyses; and risk assessment. Topics are related to the design, construction & operation of chemical & process plants; nuclear facilities; bridges; buildings; offshore structures; dams.

Geotechnical Measurements and Modelling

Geotechnical Measurements and Modelling
Author: O. Natau,E. Fecker,E. Pimentel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9789058096036
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Measurements and Modelling Book Excerpt:

The aim of the symposium was to provide a plenum for the exchange of ideas and experience of the key approaches, modelling and measurement for geotechnical engineering.

Geotechnical Safety and Risk V

Geotechnical Safety and Risk V
Author: T. Schweckendiek,A.F. van Tol,D. Pereboom
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 1028
Release: 2015-10-09
ISBN: 161499580X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Safety and Risk V Book Excerpt:

Geotechnical Risk and Safety V contains contributions presented at the 5th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk (5th ISGSR, Rotterdam, 13-16 October 2015) which was organized under the auspices of the Geotechnical Safety Network (GEOSNet) and the following technical committees of the of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSGME): • TC304 Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment & Management • TC205 Safety and Serviceability in Geotechnical Design • TC212 Deep Foundations • TC302 Forensic Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnical Risk and Safety V covers seven themes: 1. Geotechnical Risk Management and Risk Communication 2. Variability in Ground Conditions and Site Investigation 3. Reliability and Risk Analysis of Geotechnical Structures 4. Limit-state design in Geotechnical Engineering 5. Assessment and Management of Natural Hazards 6. Contractual and Legal Issues of Foundation and (Under)Ground Works 7. Case Studies, Monitoring and Observational Method The 5th ISGSR is the continuation of a series of symposiums and workshops on geotechnical risk and reliability, starting with LSD2000 (Melbourne, Australia), IWS2002 (Tokyo and Kamakura, Japan), LSD2003 (Cambridge, USA), Georisk2004 (Bangalore, India), Taipei2006 (Taipei, Taiwan), the 1st ISGSR (Shanghai, China, 2007), the 2nd ISGSR (Gifu, Japan, 2009), the 3rd ISGSR (Munich, Germany, 2011) and the 4th ISGSR (Hong Kong, 2013).

Selected Water Resources Abstracts

Selected Water Resources Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hydrology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Handbook of Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Author: Okinawa Yamagito
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-04
ISBN: 9781781542859
Category: Earthquake engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Book Excerpt:

'The Handbook of Earthquake Engineering is a comprehensive reference and resource work covering the spectrum of disciplines required for mitigation of earthquake effects and design of earthquake-resistant structures. It has been written with the practitioner in mind. The focus is on a graduate engineer with a need for a single reference source to keep abreast of new techniques and practices, as well as review standard practices.

Landslide Hazard and Risk

Landslide Hazard and Risk
Author: Thomas Glade,Malcolm G. Anderson,Michael J. Crozier
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2006-01-04
ISBN: 0470012641
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landslide Hazard and Risk Book Excerpt:

With the increasing need to take an holistic view of landslide hazard and risk, this book overviews the concept of risk research and addresses the sociological and psychological issues resulting from landslides. Its integrated approach offers understanding and ability for concerned organisations, landowners, land managers, insurance companies and researchers to develop risk management solutions. Global case studies illustrate a variety of integrated approaches, and a concluding section provides specifications and contexts for the next generation of process models.

Reliability of Geotechnical Structures in ISO2394

Reliability of Geotechnical Structures in ISO2394
Author: K.K. Phoon,J.V. Retief
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN: 1351783408
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reliability of Geotechnical Structures in ISO2394 Book Excerpt:

The latest 4th edition of the international standard on the principles of reliability for load bearing structures (ISO2394:2015) includes a new Annex D dedicated to the reliability of geotechnical structures. The emphasis in Annex D is to identify and characterize critical elements of the geotechnical reliability-based design process. This book contains a wealth of data and information to assist geotechnical engineers with the implementation of semi-probabilistic or full probabilistic design approaches within the context of established geotechnical knowledge, principles, and experience. The introduction to the book presents an overview on how reliability can play a complementary role within prevailing norms in geotechnical practice to address situations where some measured data and/or past experience exist for limited site-specifi c data to be supplemented by both objective regional data and subjective judgment derived from comparable sites elsewhere. The principles of reliability as presented in ISO2394:2015 provides the common basis for harmonization of structural and geotechnical design. The balance of the chapters describes the uncertainty representation of geotechnical design parameters, the statistical characterization of multivariate geotechnical data and model factors, semi-probabilistic and direct probability-based design methods in accordance to the outline of Annex D. This book elaborates and reinforces the goal of Annex D to advance geotechnical reliability-based design with geotechnical needs at the forefront while complying with the general principles of reliability given by ISO2394:2015. It serves as a supplementary reference to Annex D and it is a must-read for designing geotechnical structures in compliance with ISO2394:2015.

Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II

Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II
Author: Susan Gourvenec,David White
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 934
Release: 2010-10-04
ISBN: 0203830075
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II Book Excerpt:

Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II comprises the Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (ISFOG), organised by the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) and held at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth from 8 10 November 2010. The volume addresses current and emerging challenges

Geotechnical Risk and Safety

Geotechnical Risk and Safety
Author: Yusuke Honjo,Makoto Suzuki,Takashi Hara,Feng Zhang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN: 0415498740
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Risk and Safety Book Excerpt:

Communication of risks within a transparent and accountable framework is essential in view of increasing mobility and the complexity of the modern society and the field of geotechnical engineering does not form an exception. As a result, modern risk assessment and management are required in all aspects of geotechnical issues, such as planning, design, construction of geotechnical structures, mitigation of geo-hazards, management of large construction projects, maintenance of structures and life-cycle cost evaluation. This volume discusses: 1. Evaluation and control of uncertainties through investigation, design and construction of geotechnical structures; 2. Performance-based specifications, reliability based design and limit state design of geotechnical structures, and design code developments; 3. Risk assessment and management of geo-hazards, such as landslides, earthquakes, debris flow, etc.; 4. Risk management issues concerning large geotechnical construction projects; 5. Repair and maintenance strategies of geotechnical structures. Intended for researchers and practitioners in geotechnical, geological, infrastructure and construction engineering.