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Bounding Uncertainty in Civil Engineering

Theoretical Background

Authors: Bernardini, Alberto, Tonon, Fulvio

  • Basic ideas and methods of Random Sets in Civil Engineering are presented with the aid of simple worked-out examples and suggested problems
  • A useful reference for practicing engineers involved in planning, design, construction and management of civil infrastructures, as well as a graduate-level textbook
  • Provides various applications with real case-histories from civil engineering: reliability analysis of structures, soil and rock slopes, etc.
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Taking an engineering, rather than a mathematical, approach, Bounding uncertainty in Civil Engineering - Theoretical Background deals with the mathematical theories that use convex sets of probability distributions to describe the input data and/or the final response of systems. The particular point of view of the authors is centered on the applications to civil engineering problems, and the theory of random sets has been adopted as a basic and relatively simple model. However, the authors have tried to elucidate its connections to the more general theory of imprecise probabilities, Choquet capacities, fuzzy sets, p-boxes, convex sets of parametric probability distributions, and approximate reasoning both in one dimension and in several dimensions with associated joint spaces. If choosing the theory of random sets may lead to some loss of generality, it has, on the other hand, allowed for a self-contained selection of the topics and a more unified presentation of the theoretical contents and algorithms. With over 80 examples worked out step by step, the book should assist newcomers to the subject (who may otherwise find it difficult to navigate a vast and dispersed literature) in applying the techniques described to their own specific problems.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Motivation

    Bernardini, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Review of Theory of Probability and Notation

    Bernardini, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 15-24

  • Random Sets and Imprecise Probabilities

    Bernardini, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 25-101

  • Random Relations

    Bernardini, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 103-201

  • Inclusion and Mapping of Random Sets/Relations

    Bernardini, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 203-253

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-11190-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-11189-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42542-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bounding Uncertainty in Civil Engineering
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Background
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-11190-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-11190-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-11189-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42542-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 322
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