Structural Reliability Analysis and Prediction

Structural Reliability Analysis and Prediction
  • Author : Robert E. Melchers,Andre T. Beck
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 530
  • Relase : 2018-04-02
  • ISBN : 9781119265993

Structural Reliability Analysis and Prediction Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 1999-05-04
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105023599645

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Reliability Analysis and Prediction

Reliability Analysis and Prediction
  • Author : K.B. Misra
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 907
  • Relase : 2012-12-02
  • ISBN : 9780444598158

Reliability Analysis and Prediction Book Review:

This book equips the reader with a compact information source on all the most recent methodological tools available in the area of reliability prediction and analysis. Topics covered include reliability mathematics, organisation and analysis of data, reliability modelling and system reliability evaluation techniques. Environmental factors and stresses are taken into account in computing the reliability of the involved components. The limitations of models, methods, procedures, algorithms and programmes are outlined. The treatment of maintained systems is designed to aid the worker in analysing systems with more realistic and practical assumptions. Fault tree analysis is also extensively discussed, incorporating recent developments. Examples and illustrations support the reader in the solving of problems in his own area of research. The chapters provide a logical and graded presentation of the subject matter bearing in mind the difficulties of a beginner, whilst bridging the information gap for the more experienced reader. The work will be of considerable interest to engineers working in various industries, research organizations, particularly in defence, nuclear, chemical, space or communications. It will also be an indispensable study aid for serious-minded students and teachers.

Structural Reliability

Structural Reliability
  • Author : Yan-Gang Zhao,Zhao-Hui Lu
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 656
  • Relase : 2021-04-13
  • ISBN : 9781119620693

Structural Reliability Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 788
  • Relase : 1999-01-01
  • ISBN : 9058091074

Mechanics of Structures and Materials Book Review:

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.

Reinforced Concrete Structural Reliability

Reinforced Concrete Structural Reliability
  • Author : Ph.D, Mohamed Abdallah El-Reedy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 376
  • Relase : 2012-12-15
  • ISBN : 9781439874172

Reinforced Concrete Structural Reliability Book Review:

Structural engineers must focus on a structure's continued safety throughout its service life. Reinforced Concrete Structural Reliability covers the methods that enable engineers to keep structures reliable during all project phases, and presents a practical exploration of up-to-date techniques for predicting the lifetime of a structure. The book a

Probability, Statistics, and Decision for Civil Engineers

Probability, Statistics, and Decision for Civil Engineers
  • Author : Jack R Benjamin,C. Allin Cornell
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2014-07-16
  • ISBN : 9780486780726

Probability, Statistics, and Decision for Civil Engineers Book Review:

"This text covers the development of decision theory and related applications of probability. Extensive examples and illustrations cultivate students' appreciation for applications, including strength of materials, soil mechanics, construction planning, and water-resource design. Emphasis on fundamentals makes the material accessible to students trained in classical statistics and provides a brief introduction to probability. 1970 edition"--

Structural Reliability and Time-Dependent Reliability

Structural Reliability and Time-Dependent Reliability
  • Author : Cao Wang
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 363
  • Relase : 2020-12-15
  • ISBN : 9783030625054

Structural Reliability and Time-Dependent Reliability Book Review:

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.

Optimal Stochastic Control Schemes within a Structural Reliability Framework

Optimal Stochastic Control Schemes within a Structural Reliability Framework
  • Author : Bernt J. Leira
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 98
  • Relase : 2013-09-07
  • ISBN : 9783319014050

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

​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
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 298
  • Relase : 2020-03-27
  • ISBN : 9780128226247

Multistate System Reliability with Dependencies Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 399
  • Relase : 2021-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781000472561

Reliability-Based Design in Soil and Rock Engineering Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 3512
  • Relase : 2008-09-10
  • ISBN : 9781482266481

Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1112
  • Relase : 2014-02-10
  • ISBN : 9781315884882

Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures Book Review:

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

Structural Reliability Methods

Structural Reliability Methods
  • Author : O. Ditlevsen,H. O. Madsen
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 1996-06-19
  • ISBN : 0471960861

Structural Reliability Methods Book Review:

This book addresses probabilistic methods for the evaluation of structural reliability, including the theoretical basis of these methods. Partial safety factor codes under current practice are briefly introduced and discussed. A probabilistic code format for obtaining a formal reliability evaluation system that catches the most essential features of the nature of the uncertainties and their interplay is then gradually developed. The concepts presented are illustrated by numerous examples throughout the text. The modular approach of the book allows the reader to navigate through the different stages of the methods.

Recent Advances in Structural Engineering

Recent Advances in Structural Engineering
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Universities Press
  • Pages : 412
  • Relase : 2005-02
  • ISBN : 8173714932

Recent Advances in Structural Engineering Book Review:

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
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 9780750650779

Bridge Management Book Review:

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

Life-cycle of Structural Systems

Life-cycle of Structural Systems
  • Author : Hitoshi Furuta,Mitsuyoshi Akiyama,Dan M. Frangopol
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 214
  • Relase : 2018-12-07
  • ISBN : 9781351204583

Life-cycle of Structural Systems Book Review:

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.

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
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2010-12-20
  • ISBN : 9780857090928

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

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

Methods of Structural Safety

Methods of Structural Safety
  • Author : H. O. Madsen,S. Krenk,Niels Christian Lind
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 418
  • Relase : 2006-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780486445977

Methods of Structural Safety Book Review:

Uncertainties about analytical models, fluctuations in loads, and variability of material properties contribute to the small but real probability of structure failures. This advanced engineering text describes methods developed to deal with stochastic aspects of structural behavior, providing a framework for evaluating, comparing, and combining stochastic effects. Starting with the general problem of consistent evaluation of the reliability of structures, the text proceeds to examination of the second-moment reliability index methods that describe failure in terms of one or more limit states. It presents first-order reliability methods for computation of failure probabilities for individual limit states and for systems; and it illustrates identification of the design parameters most affecting reliability. Additional subjects include a self-contained presentation of extreme-value theory and stochastic processes; stationary, evolutionary, and nonlinear aspects of stochastic response of structures; a stochastic approach to material fatigue damage and crack propagation; and stochastic models for several natural and manufactured loads.

Advances in Design Optimization

Advances in Design Optimization
  • Author : H. Adeli
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 1994-02-24
  • ISBN : 9781482267549

Advances in Design Optimization Book Review:

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 system