Structural Dynamics and Probabilistic Analysis for Engineers

Structural Dynamics and Probabilistic Analysis for Engineers
Author: Giora Maymon
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2008-07-01
ISBN: 0080559093
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics and Probabilistic Analysis for Engineers Book Excerpt:

Probabilistic structural dynamics offers unparalleled tools for analyzing uncertainties in structural design. Once avoided because it is mathematically rigorous, this technique has recently remerged with the aide of computer software. Written by an author/educator with 40 years of experience in structural design, this user friendly manual integrates theories, formulas and mathematical models to produce a guide that will allow professionals to quickly grasp concepts and start solving problems. In this book, the author uses simple examples that provide templates for creating of more robust case studies later in the book. *Problems are presented in an easy to understand form *Practical guide to software programs to solve design problems *Packed with examples and case studies of actual projects *Classical and the new stochastic factors of safety

Modern Trends in Structural and Solid Mechanics 3

Modern Trends in Structural and Solid Mechanics 3
Author: Noel Challamel,Julius Kaplunov,Izuru Takewaki
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN: 1786307189
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Trends in Structural and Solid Mechanics 3 Book Excerpt:

This book – comprised of three separate volumes – presents the recent developments and research discoveries in structural and solid mechanics; it is dedicated to Professor Isaac Elishakoff. This third volume is devoted to non-deterministic mechanics. Modern Trends in Structural and Solid Mechanics 3 has broad scope, covering topics such: design optimization under uncertainty, interval field approaches, convex analysis, quantum inspired topology optimization and stochastic dynamics. The book is illustrated by many applications in the field of aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering and automotive engineering. This book is intended for graduate students and researchers in the field of theoretical and applied mechanics.

Engineering Design Reliability Handbook

Engineering Design Reliability Handbook
Author: Efstratios Nikolaidis,Dan M. Ghiocel,Suren Singhal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1216
Release: 2004-12-22
ISBN: 0203483936
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Design Reliability Handbook Book Excerpt:

Researchers in the engineering industry and academia are making important advances on reliability-based design and modeling of uncertainty when data is limited. Non deterministic approaches have enabled industries to save billions by reducing design and warranty costs and by improving quality. Considering the lack of comprehensive and defini

Advances in Vibration Engineering and Structural Dynamics

Advances in Vibration Engineering and Structural Dynamics
Author: Francisco Beltran-Carbajal
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN: 953510845X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Vibration Engineering and Structural Dynamics Book Excerpt:

The aim of this book is to present recent and innovative advances on research studies and engineering applications in important areas of vibration engineering and structural dynamics. The fourteen chapters of the book cover a wide range of interesting issues related to modelling, rotordynamics, vibration control, estimation and identification, modal analysis, dynamic structures, finite element analysis, numerical methods and other practical engineering applications and theoretical developments on this very broad matter. The audience of the book includes researchers, professors, engineers, practitioners, engineering students and new comers in a variety of disciplines seeking to know more about the state of the art, challenging open problems and innovative solution proposals in vibration engineering and structural dynamics.

Computational Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

Computational Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Author: Manolis Papadrakakis,Dimos C. Charmpis,Yannis Tsompanakis,Nikos D. Lagaros
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 670
Release: 2008-12-04
ISBN: 020388163X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Book Excerpt:

The increasing necessity to solve complex problems in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering requires the development of new ideas, innovative methods and numerical tools for providing accurate numerical solutions in affordable computing times. This book presents the latest scientific developments in Computational Dynamics, Stochastic Dynam

Safety Reliability Risk and Life Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures

Safety  Reliability  Risk and Life Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures
Author: George Deodatis,Bruce R. Ellingwood,Dan M. Frangopol
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1112
Release: 2014-02-10
ISBN: 1315884887
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety Reliability Risk and Life Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures Book Excerpt:

Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures contains the plenary lectures and papers presented at the 11th International Conference on STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY (ICOSSAR2013, New York, NY, USA, 16-20 June 2013), and covers major aspects of safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of str

FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING

FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING
Author: BHARAT BHUSHAN PRASAD
Publsiher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2009-01-19
ISBN: 8120326709
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING Book Excerpt:

The majority of the cases of earthquake damage to buildings, bridges, and other retaining structures are influenced by soil and ground conditions. To address such phenomena, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering is the appropriate discipline. This textbook presents the fundamentals of Soil Dynamics, combined with the basic principles, theories and methods of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. It is designed for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students in Civil Engineering & Architecture. The text will also be useful to young faculty members, practising engineers and consultants. Besides, teachers will find it a useful reference for preparation of lectures and for designing short courses in Soil Dynamics and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. The book first presents the theory of vibrations and dynamics of elastic system as well as the fundamentals of engineering seismology. With this background, the readers are introduced to the characteristics of Strong Ground Motion, and Deterministic and Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis. The risk analysis and the reliability process of geotechnical engineering are presented in detail. An in-depth study of dynamic soil properties and the methods of their determination provide the basics to tackle the dynamic soil–structure interaction problems. Practical problems of dynamics of beam–foundation systems, dynamics of retaining walls, dynamic earth pressure theory, wave propagation and liquefaction of soil are treated in detail with illustrative examples.

Advanced Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

Advanced Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 921
Release: 2011
ISBN: 8120340396
Category: Earthquake engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Book Excerpt:

Probabilistic Structural Dynamics

Probabilistic Structural Dynamics
Author: Yu-Kweng Lin,Guo-Qiang Cai
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Probabilistic Structural Dynamics Book Excerpt:

Traditionally, engineers look to established safety factors to build sound structures, but the process is inefficient and often yields less than the desired results. This reference presents a different approach, allowing structural engineers to overcome the unpredictability of traditional modeling systems by developing sophisticated equation sets to solve specific structural problems.

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions 2 Volume Set

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions   2 Volume Set
Author: Claudio Modena,P.B. Lourenço,P. Roca
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 756
Release: 2004-11-15
ISBN: 9780415363792
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions 2 Volume Set Book Excerpt:

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions contains about 160 papers that were presented at the IV International Seminar on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions that was held from 10 to 13 November, 2004 in Padova Italy. Following publications of previous seminars that were organized in Barcelona, Spain (1995 and 1998) and Guimarães, Portugal (2001), state-of-the-art information is presented in these two volumes on the preservation, protection, and restoration of historical constructions, both comprising monumental structures and complete city centers. These two proceedings volumes are devoted to the possibilities of numerical and experimental techniques in the maintenance of historical structures. In this respect, the papers, originating from over 30 countries, are subdivided in the following areas: Historical aspects and general methodology, Materials and laboratory testing, Non-destructive testing and inspection techniques, Dynamic behavior and structural monitoring, Analytical and numerical approaches, Consolidation and strengthening techniques, Historical timber and metal structures, Seismic analysis and vulnerability assessment, Seismic strengthening and innovative systems, Case studies. Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions is a valuable source of information for scientists and practitioners working on structure-related issues of historical constructions

Integrative Oncology

Integrative Oncology
Author: Matthew P. Mumber
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2005-10-26
ISBN: 9780415396523
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Oncology Book Excerpt:

Integrative Oncology explores a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to cancer care that addresses all individuals involved in the process, and can include the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies alongside conventional modalities such as chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy. The number of integrative care programs is increasing worldwide and this book forms a foundation text for all who want to learn more about this growing field. This guide provides a thoughtful and generous perspective on integrative care, an outstanding overview of the exciting clinical opportunities these techniques can offer, and a guide to the new territories that all oncologists and CAM practitioners need to explore and understand.

Structural Studies Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XVII Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures XIII

Structural Studies  Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XVII   Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures XIII
Author: S. Hernández,G. Marseglia
Publsiher: WIT Press
Total Pages: 443
Release: 2021-07-26
ISBN: 1784664294
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Studies Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XVII Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures XIII Book Excerpt:

Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XVII The importance of retaining the built cultural heritage cannot be overstated. Rapid development and inappropriate conservation techniques are threatening many heritage unique sites in different parts of the world. Selected papers presented at the 17th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture are included in this volume. They address a series of topics related to the historical aspects and the reuse of heritage buildings, as well as technical issues on the structural integrity of different types of buildings, such as those constructed with materials as varied as iron and steel, concrete, masonry, wood or earth. Restoration processes require the appropriate characterisation of those materials, the modes of construction and the structural behaviour of the building. This knowledge can be gained through a series of material characterisation techniques, preferably via non-destructive tests. Modern computer simulation can provide accurate results demonstrating the stress state of the building and possible failure mechanisms affecting its stability. Of particular importance are studies related to their dynamic and earthquake behaviour aiming to provide an assessment of the seismic vulnerability of heritage buildings. Contributions originate from scientists, architects, engineers and restoration experts from all over the world and deal with different aspects of heritage buildings, including how to formulate regulatory policies, to ensure effective ways of preserving the architectural heritage. Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures XIII Papers presented at the 13th International Conference on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures form this volume and cover basic and applied research in the various fields of earthquake engineering relevant to the design of structures. Major earthquakes and associated effects such as tsunamis continue to stress the need to carry out more research on those topics. The problems will intensify as population pressure results in buildings in regions of high seismic vulnerability. A better understanding of these phenomena is required to design earthquake resistant structures and to carry out risk assessments and vulnerability studies. The problem of protecting the built environment in earthquake-prone regions involves not only the optimal design and construction of new facilities but also the upgrading and rehabilitation of existing structures including heritage buildings. The type of highly specialized retrofitting employed to protect the built heritage is an important area of research. The included papers cover such topics as Seismic hazard and tsunamis; Building performance during earthquakes; Structural vulnerability; Seismic isolation and energy dissipation; Passive earthquake protection systems.

Reliability Analysis of Dynamic Systems

Reliability Analysis of Dynamic Systems
Author: Bin Wu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-06-19
ISBN: 0124077390
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reliability Analysis of Dynamic Systems Book Excerpt:

Featuring aerospace examples and applications, Reliability Analysis of Dynamic Systems presents the very latest probabilistic techniques for accurate and efficient dynamic system reliability analysis. While other books cover more broadly the reliability techniques and challenges related to large systems, Dr Bin Wu presents a focused discussion of new methods particularly relevant to the reliability analysis of large aerospace systems under harmonic loads in the low frequency range. Developed and written to help you respond to challenges such as non-linearity of the failure surface, intensive computational costs and complexity in your dynamic system, Reliability Analysis of Dynamic Systems is a specific, detailed and application-focused reference for engineers, researchers and graduate students looking for the latest modeling solutions. The Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press Aerospace Series publishes titles that cover the latest advances in research and development in aerospace. Its scope includes theoretical studies, design methods, and real-world implementations and applications. The readership for the series is broad, reflecting the wide range of aerospace interest and application, but focuses on engineering. Forthcoming titles in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press Aerospace Series: Reliability Analysis of Dynamic Systems • Wake Vortex Control • Aeroacoustics: Fundamentals and Applications in Aeropropulsion Systems • Computational Intelligence in Aerospace Design • Unsteady Flow and Aeroelasticity in Turbomachinery Authored by a leading figure in Chinese aerospace with 20 years’ professional experience in reliability analysis and engineering simulation. Offers solutions to the challenges of non-linearity, intensive computational cost and complexity in reliability assessment. Aerospace applications and examples used throughout to illustrate accuracy and efficiency achieved with new methods.

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering Towards an Integrated Vision

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering  Towards an Integrated Vision
Author: Robby Caspeele,Luc Taerwe,Dan M. Frangopol
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2018-10-31
ISBN: 1351857576
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering Towards an Integrated Vision Book Excerpt:

This volume contains the papers presented at IALCCE2018, the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2018), held in Ghent, Belgium, October 28-31, 2018. It consists of a book of extended abstracts and a USB device with full papers including the Fazlur R. Khan lecture, 8 keynote lectures, and 390 technical papers from all over the world. Contributions relate to design, inspection, assessment, maintenance or optimization in the framework of life-cycle analysis of civil engineering structures and infrastructure systems. Life-cycle aspects that are developed and discussed range from structural safety and durability to sustainability, serviceability, robustness and resilience. Applications relate to buildings, bridges and viaducts, highways and runways, tunnels and underground structures, off-shore and marine structures, dams and hydraulic structures, prefabricated design, infrastructure systems, etc. During the IALCCE2018 conference a particular focus is put on the cross-fertilization between different sub-areas of expertise and the development of an overall vision for life-cycle analysis in civil engineering. The aim of the editors is to provide a valuable source of cutting edge information for anyone interested in life-cycle analysis and assessment in civil engineering, including researchers, practising engineers, consultants, contractors, decision makers and representatives from local authorities.

Stochastic Dynamics of Structures

Stochastic Dynamics of Structures
Author: Jie Li,Jianbing Chen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-07-23
ISBN: 9780470824252
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stochastic Dynamics of Structures Book Excerpt:

In Stochastic Dynamics of Structures, Li and Chen present a unified view of the theory and techniques for stochastic dynamics analysis, prediction of reliability, and system control of structures within the innovative theoretical framework of physical stochastic systems. The authors outline the fundamental concepts of random variables, stochastic process and random field, and orthogonal expansion of random functions. Readers will gain insight into core concepts such as stochastic process models for typical dynamic excitations of structures, stochastic finite element, and random vibration analysis. Li and Chen also cover advanced topics, including the theory of and elaborate numerical methods for probability density evolution analysis of stochastic dynamical systems, reliability-based design, and performance control of structures. Stochastic Dynamics of Structures presents techniques for researchers and graduate students in a wide variety of engineering fields: civil engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace and aeronautics, marine and offshore engineering, ship engineering, and applied mechanics. Practicing engineers will benefit from the concise review of random vibration theory and the new methods introduced in the later chapters. "The book is a valuable contribution to the continuing development of the field of stochastic structural dynamics, including the recent discoveries and developments by the authors of the probability density evolution method (PDEM) and its applications to the assessment of the dynamic reliability and control of complex structures through the equivalent extreme-value distribution." —A. H-S. Ang, NAE, Hon. Mem. ASCE, Research Professor, University of California, Irvine, USA "The authors have made a concerted effort to present a responsible and even holistic account of modern stochastic dynamics. Beyond the traditional concepts, they also discuss theoretical tools of recent currency such as the Karhunen-Loeve expansion, evolutionary power spectra, etc. The theoretical developments are properly supplemented by examples from earthquake, wind, and ocean engineering. The book is integrated by also comprising several useful appendices, and an exhaustive list of references; it will be an indispensable tool for students, researchers, and practitioners endeavoring in its thematic field." —Pol Spanos, NAE, Ryon Chair in Engineering, Rice University, Houston, USA

IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinearity and Stochastic Structural Dynamics

IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinearity and Stochastic Structural Dynamics
Author: S Gummadi,R.N. Iyengar
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9401008868
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinearity and Stochastic Structural Dynamics Book Excerpt:

Nonlinearity and stochastic structural dynamics is of common interest to engineers and applied scientists belonging to many disciplines. Recent research in this area has been concentrated on the response and stability of nonlinear mechanical and structural systems subjected to random escitation. Simultaneously the focus of research has also been directed towards understanding intrinsic nonlinear phenomena like bifurcation and chaos in deterministic systems. These problems demand a high degree of sophistication in the analytical and numerical approaches. At the same time they arise from considerations of nonlinear system response to turbulence, earthquacke, wind, wave and guidancy excitations. The topic thus attracts votaries of both analytical rigour and practical applications. This books gives important and latest developments in the field presenting in a coherent fashion the research findings of leading international groups working in the area of nonlinear random vibration and chaos.

Reliability Based Analysis and Design of Structures and Infrastructure

Reliability Based Analysis and Design of Structures and Infrastructure
Author: Ehsan Noroozinejad Farsangi,Mohammad Noori,Paolo Gardoni,Izuru Takewaki,Humberto Varum,Aleksandra Bogdanovic
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 521
Release: 2021-09-27
ISBN: 1000418065
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reliability Based Analysis and Design of Structures and Infrastructure Book Excerpt:

Increasing demand on improving the resiliency of modern structures and infrastructure requires ever more critical and complex designs. Therefore, the need for accurate and efficient approaches to assess uncertainties in loads, geometry, material properties, manufacturing processes, and operational environments has increased significantly. Reliability-based techniques help develop more accurate initial guidance for robust design and help to identify the sources of significant uncertainty in structural systems. Reliability-Based Analysis and Design of Structures and Infrastructure presents an overview of the methods of classical reliability analysis and design most associated with structural reliability. It also introduces more modern methods and advancements, and emphasizes the most useful methods and techniques used in reliability and risk studies, while elaborating their practical applications and limitations rather than detailed derivations. Features: Provides a practical and comprehensive overview of reliability and risk analysis and design techniques. Introduces resilient and smart structures/infrastructure that will lead to more reliable and sustainable societies. Considers loss elimination, risk management and life-cycle asset management as related to infrastructure projects. Introduces probability theory, statistical methods, and reliability analysis methods. Reliability-Based Analysis and Design of Structures and Infrastructure is suitable for researchers and practicing engineers, as well as upper-level students taking related courses in structural reliability analysis and design.

Boundary Element Methods for Soil Structure Interaction

Boundary Element Methods for Soil Structure Interaction
Author: W.S. Hall,G. Oliveto
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN: 0306483874
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boundary Element Methods for Soil Structure Interaction Book Excerpt:

W S HALL School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA UK G OLIVETO Division of Structural Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Catania, Viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy Soil-Structure Interaction is a challenging multidisciplinary subject which covers several areas of Civil Engineering. Virtually every construction is connected to the ground and the interaction between the artefact and the foundation medium may affect considerably both the superstructure and the foundation soil. The Soil-Structure Interaction problem has become an important feature of Structural Engineering with the advent of massive constructions on soft soils such as nuclear power plants, concrete and earth dams. Buildings, bridges, tunnels and underground structures may also require particular attention to be given to the problems of Soil-Structure Interaction. Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction is prominent in Earthquake Engineering problems. The complexity of the problem, due also to its multidisciplinary nature and to the fact of having to consider bounded and unbounded media of different mechanical characteristics, requires a numerical treatment for any application of engineering significance. The Boundary Element Method appears to be well suited to solve problems of Soil- Structure Interaction through its ability to discretize only the boundaries of complex and often unbounded geometries. Non-linear problems which often arise in Soil-Structure Interaction may also be treated advantageously by a judicious mix of Boundary and Finite Element discretizations.

Structural Dynamics

Structural Dynamics
Author: Harry Grundmann,Gerhart I. Schuëller
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9789058095114
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Dynamics Book Excerpt:

The proceedings contain contributions presented by authors from more than 30 countries at EURODYN 2002. The proceedings show recent scientific developments as well as practical applications, they cover the fields of theory of vibrations, nonlinear vibrations, stochastic dynamics, vibrations of structured elements, wave propagation and structure-borne sound, including questions of fatigue and damping. Emphasis is laid on vibrations of bridges, buildings, railway structures as well as on the fields of wind and earthquake engineering, repectively. Enriched by a number of keynote lectures and organized sessions the two volumes of the proceedings present an overview of the state of the art of the whole field of structural dynamics and the tendencies ot its further development.

Philosophies of Structural Safety and Reliability

Philosophies of Structural Safety and Reliability
Author: Vladimir Raizer,Isaac Elishakoff
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2022-07-28
ISBN: 1000550745
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophies of Structural Safety and Reliability Book Excerpt:

Uncertainty is certain to be found in structural engineering, making it crucial to structure design. This book covers three competing philosophies behind structural safety and reliability: probabilistic analysis, fuzzy set-based treatments, and the convex approach. Explaining the theory behind probabilistic analysis, fuzzy set-based treatments, and the convex approach in detail, alongside their implementation, use, and benefits, the book compares and contrasts these methods, enabling the reader to solve problems associated with uncertainty. These uncertainty issues can be seen in civil engineering structures, risk of earthquakes, impact of rough seas on ships, and turbulence affecting aerospace vehicles. Building on the authors’ many years of experience in the field, Philosophies of Structural Safety and Reliability is an essential guide to structural uncertainty. Topics covered in the book include properties of materials and their structural deterioration, safety factor and reliability, risk evaluation and loads, and their combinations. This book will be of interest to students and professionals in the fields of aerospace, civil, mechanical, marine, and ocean engineering.