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Reliability Theory and Its Application in Structural and Soil Mechanics : Nato Science Series E: - P. Thoft-Christensen

Reliability Theory and Its Application in Structural and Soil Mechanics

Nato Science Series E:

By: P. Thoft-Christensen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1983
ISBN: 9789024728596
Number Of Pages: 651

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The proceedings contain lectures and short papers presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Reliability Theory and Its Application in Structural and Soil Me- chanics", Bornholm, Denmark, August 31 -September 9,1982. The proceedings are organized in two parts. The first part contains 12 papers by the invited lecturers and the second part contains 23 papers by participants plus one paper from an invited lecturer (la~e arrival). The Institute dealt with specific topics on application of modem reliability theories in structural engineering and soil mechanics. Both fundamental theory and more ad- vanced theory were covered. Lecture courses were followed by tutorial and summary discussions with active participation of those attending the Institute. Special lectures of topical subjects were given by a number of invited speake~, leading to plenary dis- cussions and summary statements on important aspects of application of modem .re- liability theory in structural engineering and soil mechanics. A great number of the participants presented brief reports of their own research activities.

Lectures.- Basic Reliability Concepts.- Level Crossings of Random Processes.- Load Models.- Stochastic Response Analysis.- Reliability Analysis of Structural Components and Systems.- Control of Structural Quality.- Structural Quality and Human Error.- Applied Geotechnical Reliability Analysis.- Simplified Geotechnical Data Analysis.- Seismic Safety of Rockfill Dams.- Seismic Safety of Reinforced Concrete Frames.- The Reliability and Synthesis of Aerodynamic and Meteorological Data for Wind Loading.- Short Contributions.- Failure Probability of Spent Fuel Transportation Casks due to Impact onto Soil.- On the Uncertainties Related to the Extreme Hydrodynamic Loading of a Cylindrical Pile.- Compliance Criteria for Concrete Strength.- Aeroelastic Model Tests on a Monument Consisting of Three Swords.- The Influence of Nonlinearity on the Reliability of Design Methods for Reinforced Concrete Slabs.- On the Reliability of Deteriorating Structures.- Some Aspects of Modelling Near Field Acceleration Time Histories.- Stochastic Fatigue Reliability Analysis of Jacket Type Offshore Structures.- Reliability Analysis of Elasto-Plastic Structures.- Human Error in Structural Reliability - Recent Research Results.- Probabilistic Modelling of Design Loads for Ships.- Statistical Analysis as Applied to Mechanics of Tropical Soils in Connection with Slope Safety of Earth Dams.- Displacement-Based Seismic Reliability of Earth Slopes.- On Safe Offshore Operation of Crane Barges.- Some Aspects of Redundancy in Relationship to Structural Reliability.- Statistical Parameter Uncertainty, Information Level and Reliability Assessment.- Reliability Analysis of Frame Structure through Automatic Generation of Failure Modes.- Consistency of Columns Design by C.E.B.-F.I.P. Model Code.- Incorporating Gross Human Error in Reliability Analysis or Avoiding them in Design, Construction and Maintenance.- Influence of Uncertainty of Local Friction Angle and Cohesion on the Stability of Slope in Coulomb Soil.- Joint Action-Effect Models for Permanent and Variable Loads Represented by Stochastic Processes with Gamma Distribution of Intensities.- Decision Analysis Applied to Problems of Structural Code Formulation.- Studentized Statistics.- Reliability Analysis of Offshore Structures.- List of Participants.

ISBN: 9789024728596
ISBN-10: 9024728592
Series: Nato Science Series E:
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 651
Published: 30th June 1983
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 2.44

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