Structural Reliability Analysis and Prediction

Structural Reliability Analysis and Prediction
Author: Robert E. Melchers,Andre T. Beck
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2018-04-02
ISBN: 1119265991
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Reliability Analysis and Prediction Book Excerpt:

Structural Reliability Analysis and Prediction, Third Edition is a textbook which addresses the important issue of predicting the safety of structures at the design stage and also the safety of existing, perhaps deteriorating structures. Attention is focused on the development and definition of limit states such as serviceability and ultimate strength, the definition of failure and the various models which might be used to describe strength and loading. This book emphasises concepts and applications, built up from basic principles and avoids undue mathematical rigour. It presents an accessible and unified account of the theory and techniques for the analysis of the reliability of engineering structures using probability theory. This new edition has been updated to cover new developments and applications and a new chapter is included which covers structural optimization in the context of reliability analysis. New examples and end of chapter problems are also now included.

Structural Reliability Analysis and Prediction

Structural Reliability Analysis and Prediction
Author: Robert E. Melchers
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1999-05-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Structural Reliability

Structural Reliability
Author: Yan-Gang Zhao,Zhao-Hui Lu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN: 1119620694
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Reliability Book Excerpt:

STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY Discover a new and innovative approach to structural reliability from two authoritative and accomplished authors The subject of structural reliability, which deals with the problems of evaluating the safety and risk posed by a wide variety of structures, has grown rapidly over the last four decades. And while the First-Order Reliability Method is principally used by most textbooks on this subject, other approaches have identified some of the limitations of that method. In Structural Reliability: Approaches from Perspectives of Statistical Moments, accomplished engineers and authors Yan-Gang Zhao and Dr. Zhao-Hui Lu, deliver a concise and insightful exploration of an alternative and innovative approach to structural reliability. Called the Methods of Moment, the authors’ approach is based on the information of statistical moments of basic random variables and the performance function. The Methods of Moment approach facilitates structural reliability analysis and reliability-based design and can be extended to other engineering disciplines, yielding further insights into challenging problems involving randomness. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to the measures of structural safety, including uncertainties in structural design, deterministic measures of safety, and probabilistic measures of safety An exploration of the fundamentals of structural reliability theory, including the performance function and failure probability A practical discussion of moment evaluation for performance functions, including moment computation for both explicit and implicit performance functions A concise treatment of direct methods of moment, including the third- and fourth-moment reliability methods Perfect for professors, researchers, and graduate students in civil engineering, Structural Reliability: Approaches from Perspectives of Statistical Moments will also earn a place in the libraries of professionals and students working or studying in mechanical engineering, aerospace and aeronautics engineering, marine and offshore engineering, ship engineering, and applied mechanics.

Mechanics of Structures and Materials

Mechanics of Structures and Materials
Author: M.A. Bradford,R.Q. Bridge,S.J. Foster
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 788
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN: 9789058091079
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Structures and Materials Book Excerpt:

Structural mechanics in Australasia is the focus of the some 100 papers, but among them are also contributions from North America, Japan, Britain, Asia, and southeast Asia.

Structural Reliability and Time Dependent Reliability

Structural Reliability and Time Dependent Reliability
Author: Cao Wang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN: 3030625052
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Reliability and Time Dependent Reliability Book Excerpt:

This book provides structural reliability and design students with fundamental knowledge in structural reliability, as well as an overview of the latest developments in the field of reliability engineering. It addresses the mathematical formulation of analytical tools for structural reliability assessment. This book offers an accessible introduction to structural reliability assessment and a solid foundation for problem-solving. It introduces the topic and background, before dealing with probability models for random variables. It then explores simulation techniques for single random variables, random vectors consisting of different variables, and stochastic processes. The book addresses analytical approaches for structural reliability assessment, including the reliability models for a single structure and those for multiple structures, as well as discussing the approaches for structural time-dependent reliability assessment in the presence of discrete and continuous load processes. This book delivers a timely and pedagogical textbook, including over 170 worked-through examples, detailed solutions, and analytical tools, making it of interest to a wide range of graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in the field of reliability engineering.

Structural and System Reliability

Structural and System Reliability
Author: Armen Der Kiureghian
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 611
Release: 2022-01-13
ISBN: 1108834140
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural and System Reliability Book Excerpt:

Offers a modern, rigorous and comprehensive treatment of the subject using numerous well-designed examples and end-of-chapter problems.

Optimal Stochastic Control Schemes within a Structural Reliability Framework

Optimal Stochastic Control Schemes within a Structural Reliability Framework
Author: Bernt J. Leira
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2013-09-07
ISBN: 3319014056
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimal Stochastic Control Schemes within a Structural Reliability Framework Book Excerpt:

​The book addresses the topic of on-line implementation of structural and mechanical design criteria as an explicit part of optimal control schemes. The intention of the present research monograph is to reflect recent developments within this area. Examples of application of relevant control algorithms are included to illustrate their practical implementation. These examples are mainly taken from the area of marine technology with the multi-component external loading being represented as both varying in time and with magnitudes that are represented as statistical quantities. The relevant target group will be mechanical and structural engineers that are concerned with “smart components and structures” where optimal design principles and control actuators are combined. The book is also relevant for engineers e.g. involved in mechatronics and control applications.

Multistate System Reliability with Dependencies

Multistate System Reliability with Dependencies
Author: Agnieszka Blokus
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2020-03-27
ISBN: 0128226242
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multistate System Reliability with Dependencies Book Excerpt:

Multistate System Reliability with Dependencies explains how to select a model of load sharing that best describes the impact of changes in reliability states of components. This is mainly achieved via a generalization of two-state system reliability analysis, where equal load sharing and local load sharing rules are commonly used. The material covers basic concepts of traditional reliability theory, including the concept of probability, failures, series and parallel systems, k-out-of-n systems, and more. It features cutting-edge theorems on the reliability analysis of multistate systems that take into account component degradation and dependencies between subsystems and components in subsystems. Other themes addressed include renewable systems and the availability analysis of multistate systems. Combining results of the reliability analysis of multistate systems with dependent components and the results of the classical renewal theory, the availability analysis of multistate systems under the assumption of imperfect renovation is also provided. Provides a thorough introduction to, and review of, recent research developments across multistate systems and systems with component dependencies Comprehensively addresses various manifestations of the load sharing system at component and system level, including models to describe them Explains how to evaluate the reliability and risk of systems with load-sharing effects

Reliability Based Design in Soil and Rock Engineering

Reliability Based Design in Soil and Rock Engineering
Author: Bak Kong Low
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2021-11-01
ISBN: 1000472566
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reliability Based Design in Soil and Rock Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book contains probabilistic analyses and reliability-based designs (RBDs) for the enhancement of Eurocode 7 (EC7) and load and resistance factor design (LRFD) methods. An intuitive perspective and efficient computational procedure for the first-order reliability method (FORM, which includes the Hasofer–Lind reliability index) is explained, together with discussions on the similarities and differences between the design point of EC7/LRFD and RBD-via-FORM. Probability-based designs with respect to the ultimate and serviceability limit states are demonstrated for soil and rock engineering, including shallow and deep foundations, earth-retaining structures, soil slopes, 2D rock slopes with discontinuities, 3D rock slopes with wedge mechanisms, and underground rock excavations. Renowned cases in soil and rock engineering are analyzed both deterministically and probabilistically, and comparisons are made with other probabilistic methods. This book is ideal for practitioners, graduate students and researchers and all who want to deepen their understanding of geotechnical RBD accounting for uncertainty and overcome some limitations and potential pitfalls of the evolving LRFD and EC7. Solutions for the book’s examples are available online and are helpful to acquire a hands-on appreciation: https://www.routledge.com/9780367631390.

Safety Reliability and Risk Analysis

Safety  Reliability and Risk Analysis
Author: Sebastian Martorell,Carlos Guedes Soares,Julie Barnett
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 3512
Release: 2008-09-10
ISBN: 1482266482
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety Reliability and Risk Analysis Book Excerpt:

Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis. Theory, Methods and Applications contains the papers presented at the joint ESREL (European Safety and Reliability) and SRA-Europe (Society for Risk Analysis Europe) Conference (Valencia, Spain, 22-25 September 2008). The book covers a wide range of topics, including: Accident and Incident Investigation; Crisi

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

Recent Advances in Structural Engineering

Recent Advances in Structural Engineering
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Universities Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2005-02
ISBN: 9788173714931
Category: Structural engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Structural Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book contains state-of-the-art review articles on specific research areas in the civil engineering discipline-the areas include geotechnical engineering, hydraulics and water resources engineering, and structural engineering. The articles are written by invited authors who are currently active at the international level in their respective research fields.

Bridge Management

Bridge Management
Author: M. J. Ryall
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2001
ISBN: 075065077X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Management Book Excerpt:

As the emphasis in construction moves from building new bridges to maintenance and rehabilitation of existing stock, bridge management is becoming an increasingly important subject. 'Bridge Management' is a comprehensive, single volume book for professionals and postgraduates on bridge management. It focuses on inspection, assessment, testing, evaluation, repair, as well as financial aspects such as whole life costing. Highly illustrated with colour, and including examples of practice and techniques drawn from around the world, the book will be invaluable to the bridge engineer. GIVES comprehensive coverage of this important subject COVERS not only testing, assessment etc but also the financial/management issues HIGHLY illustrated with line drawings and photographs including colour

Service Life Estimation and Extension of Civil Engineering Structures

Service Life Estimation and Extension of Civil Engineering Structures
Author: Vistasp M. Karbhari,L S Lee
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2010-12-20
ISBN: 0857090925
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Service Life Estimation and Extension of Civil Engineering Structures Book Excerpt:

Service life estimation is an area of growing importance in civil engineering both for determining the remaining service life of civil engineering structures and for designing new structural systems with well-defined periods of functionality. Service life estimation and extension of civil engineering structures provides valuable information on the development and use of newer and more durable materials and methods of construction, as well as the development and use of new techniques of estimating service life. Part one discusses using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to extend the service-life of civil engineering structures. It considers the key issues in the use of FRP composites, examines the possibility of extending the service life of structurally deficient and deteriorating concrete structures and investigates the uncertainties of using FRP composites in the rehabilitation of civil engineering structures. Part two discusses estimating the service life of civil engineering structures including modelling service life and maintenance strategies and probabilistic methods for service life estimation. It goes on to investigate non-destructive evaluation and testing (NDE/NDT) as well as databases and knowledge-based systems for service life estimation of rehabilitated civil structures and pipelines. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors Service life estimation and extension of civil engineering structures is an invaluable resource to academics, civil engineers, construction companies, infrastructure providers and all those with an interest in improving the service life, safety and reliability of civil engineering structures. A single source of information on the service life of reinforced concrete and fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) rehabilitated structures Examines degradation mechanisms in composites for rehabilitation considering uncertainties in FRP reliability Provides an overview of probabilistic methods for rehabilitation and service life estimation of corroded structures

Applied Research in Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis

Applied Research in Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis
Author: Bilal M. Ayyub
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2007-12-29
ISBN: 0387235507
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Research in Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis Book Excerpt:

The application areas of uncertainty are numerous and diverse, including all fields of engineering, computer science, systems control and finance. Determining appropriate ways and methods of dealing with uncertainty has been a constant challenge. The theme for this book is better understanding and the application of uncertainty theories. This book, with invited chapters, deals with the uncertainty phenomena in diverse fields. The book is an outgrowth of the Fourth International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis (ISUMA), which was held at the center of Adult Education, College Park, Maryland, in September 2003. All of the chapters have been carefully edited, following a review process in which the editorial committee scrutinized each chapter. The contents of the book are reported in twenty-three chapters, covering more than . . ... pages. This book is divided into six main sections. Part I (Chapters 1-4) presents the philosophical and theoretical foundation of uncertainty, new computational directions in neural networks, and some theoretical foundation of fuzzy systems. Part I1 (Chapters 5-8) reports on biomedical and chemical engineering applications. The sections looks at noise reduction techniques using hidden Markov models, evaluation of biomedical signals using neural networks, and changes in medical image detection using Markov Random Field and Mean Field theory. One of the chapters reports on optimization in chemical engineering processes.

Advances in Design Optimization

Advances in Design Optimization
Author: H. Adeli
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2002-09-11
ISBN: 0203038649
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Design Optimization Book Excerpt:

This book summarizes advances in a number of fundamental areas of optimization with application in engineering design. The selection of the 'best' or 'optimum' design has long been a major concern of designers and in recent years interest has grown in applying mathematical optimization techniques to design of large engineering and industrial systems, and in using the computer-aided design packages with optimization capabilities which are now available.

Computational Stochastic Mechanics

Computational Stochastic Mechanics
Author: P.D. Spanos
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 628
Release: 1999-11-09
ISBN: 9789058090393
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Stochastic Mechanics Book Excerpt:

Proceedings of the June, 1998 conference. Seventy contributions discuss Monte Carlo and signal processing methods, random vibrations, safety and reliability, control/optimization and modeling of nonlinearity, earthquake engineering, random processes and fields, damage/fatigue materials, applied prob

Life cycle of Structural Systems

Life cycle of Structural Systems
Author: Hitoshi Furuta,Mitsuyoshi Akiyama,Dan M. Frangopol
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 1351204580
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life cycle of Structural Systems Book Excerpt:

This book aims to promote the study, research and applications in the design, assessment, prediction, and optimal management of life-cycle performance, safety, reliability, and risk of civil structures and infrastructure systems. The contribution in each chapter presents state-of-the-art as well as emerging applications related to key aspects of the life-cycle civil engineering field. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.

Structural Safety and Its Quality Assurance

Structural Safety and Its Quality Assurance
Author: Bruce Ellingwood,Jun Kanda
Publsiher: ASCE Publications
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 9780784475645
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Safety and Its Quality Assurance Book Excerpt:

Sponsored by Committee 9A/10 of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. This report uses an international perspective to look at structural safety problems from basic concept to design and construction. The report examines the overall concept of safety, including how to ensure safety and can assist engineers in explaining safety concepts to a client or the public. Topics include: Øsafety concepts, Ørole of regulation and standards, Øload modeling, Øreliability analysis, Øreliability-based design, Ødurability in structural safety assessment, Øsoils and foundations, Øassessment of existing structures, Øquality management of structural design, Øquality management in construction, and Øhuman error. Practicing structural engineers and students in the field of structural engineering will find this report useful.

Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems Methods and Techniques

Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems  Methods and Techniques
Author: Kadry, Seifedine
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2012-09-30
ISBN: 146662096X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems Methods and Techniques Book Excerpt:

Industrial Prognostics predicts an industrial system’s lifespan using probability measurements to determine the way a machine operates. Prognostics are essential in determining being able to predict and stop failures before they occur. Therefore the development of dependable prognostic procedures for engineering systems is important to increase the system’s performance and reliability. Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems: Methods and Techniques provides widespread coverage and discussions on the methods and techniques of diagnosis and prognosis systems. Including practical examples to display the method’s effectiveness in real-world applications as well as the latest trends and research, this reference source aims to introduce fundamental theory and practice for system diagnosis and prognosis.