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Reliability of geotechnical structures in ISO2394

Author: Kok-Kwang Phoon; J V Retief
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Reliability
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kok-Kwang Phoon; J V Retief
ISBN: 1351783408 9781351783408
OCLC Number: 965145424
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 230 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of contents; Preface; About the Editors; Contributors; Acknowledgement; 1 Reliability as a basis for geotechnical design; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Evolution of structural and geotechnical design; 1.3 Role of engineering judgment; 1.4 Reliability versus geotechnical requirements of a safety format; 1.5 Some reliability applications; 1.5.1 Multivariate soil databases; 1.5.2 Geotechnical information: Is it an "investment'' or a "cost''?; 1.5.3 Model uncertainties; 1.5.4 Scarcity of geotechnical data. 1.5.5 Probability distributions that accommodate a "worst credible'' value at a prescribed quantile1.5.6 Spatial variability; 1.5.7 Design point from the first-order reliability method (FORM) and partial factors; 1.5.8 System reliability; 1.6 Concluding thoughts; 2 General principles on reliability according to ISO2394; 2.1 Introduction: Background to the development of ISO2394:2015; 2.1.1 Stages of development of ISO2394; 2.1.2 Status and use of ISO2394; 2.1.3 Objectives and fundamental principles; 2.2 Overview of the standard ISO2394:2015; 2.3 Conceptual basis and fundamental requirements. 2.4 Key reliability concepts2.5 Concluding summary of ISO2394:2015; 3 Uncertainty representation of geotechnical design parameters; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Sources of uncertainties; 3.3 Natural variability; 3.4 Measurement error; 3.5 Transformation uncertainty; 3.6 Scale of fluctuation; 3.7 Intact rock and rock mass; 3.7.1 Natural variability of intact rock; 3.7.2 Intact rock measurement error; 3.7.3 Intact rock scale of fluctuation; 3.7.4 Rock mass natural variability; 3.7.5 Rock mass transformation uncertainty; 3.8 Statistical uncertainty for site-specific natural variability. 3.8.1 Statistical uncertainty in site-specific trend3.8.2 Statistical uncertainty of site-specific COV and SOF; 3.9 Bayesian quantification of site-specific natural variability; 3.10 Selection of site-specific transformation model; 3.11 Conclusions and future work; 4 Statistical characterization of multivariate geotechnical data; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Correlation; 4.3 Multivariate normal probability distribution function; 4.4 Multivariate normal distributions constructed with genuine multivariate data; 4.4.1 CLAY/5/345; 4.4.2 CLAY/6/535. 4.5 Multivariate normal distributions constructed with bivariate data4.5.1 CLAY/7/6310; 4.5.2 CLAY/10/7490; 4.6 Multivariate normal distributions constructed with incomplete bivariate data; 4.6.1 CLAY/4/BN; 4.6.2 SAND/4/BN; 4.7 Multivariate distributions constructed with the copula theory; 4.7.1 Copula theory; 4.7.2 Elliptical copulas (Gaussian and t copulas); 4.7.3 Kendall rank correlation; 4.7.4 Estimating C using Pearson and Kendall correlations; 4.7.5 Comparison between the Gaussian and t copulas; 4.8 Conclusions; 5 Statistical characterization of model uncertainty; 5.1 Introduction.
Responsibility: editors, K.K. Phoon, Department of Civil and Enviornmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, J.V. Retief, Department of Civil Engineering, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

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"From a geotechnical perspective, the key departure of the current ISO2394:2015 from previous versions is the introduction of a new informative Annex D on "Reliability of Geotechnical Structures Read more...

 
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