Structural Reliability Theory and Its Applications

Authors: Thoft-Cristensen, P., Baker, M.J.

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Structural reliability theory is concerned with the rational treatment of uncertainties in struc­ tural engineering and with the methods for assessing the safety and serviceability of civil en­ gineering and other structures. It is a subject which has grown rapidly during the last decade and has evolved from being a topic for academic research to a set of well-developed or develop­ ing methodologies with a wide range of practical applications. Uncertainties exist in most areas of civil and structural engineeri'1.g and rational design decisions cannot be made without modelling them and taking them into account. Many structural en­ gineers are shielded from having to think about such problems, at least when designing simple structures, because of the prescriptive and essentially deterministic nature of most codes of practice. This is an undesirable situation. Most loads and other structural design parameters are rarely known with certainty and should be regarded as random variables or stochastic processes, even if in design calculations they are eventually treated as deterministic. Some problems such as the analysis of load combinations cannot even be formulated without recourse to probabilistic reasoning.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Treatment of Uncertainties in Structural Engineering

    Thoft-Christensen, Palle (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Fundamentals of Probability Theory

    Thoft-Christensen, Palle (et al.)

    Pages 13-35

  • Probabilistic Models for Loads and Resistance Variables

    Thoft-Christensen, Palle (et al.)

    Pages 37-65

  • Fundamentals of Structural Reliability Theory

    Thoft-Christensen, Palle (et al.)

    Pages 67-80

  • Level 2 Methods

    Thoft-Christensen, Palle (et al.)

    Pages 81-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structural Reliability Theory and Its Applications
Authors
Copyright
1982
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-68697-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-68697-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-68699-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 268
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