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Risk assessment in geotechnical engineering

Author: Gordon A Fenton; D V Griffiths
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
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"This text presents a thorough examination of the theories and methodologies available for risk assessment in geotechnical engineering, spanning the full range from established single-variable and "first order" methods to the most recent, advanced numerical developments. In response to the growing application of LRFD methodologies in geotechnical design, coupled with increased demand for risk assessments from  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon A Fenton; D V Griffiths
ISBN: 0470178205 9780470178201
OCLC Number: 180204967
Description: xvii, 461 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Review of probability theory --
Basic set theory --
Probability --
Conditional probability --
Random variables and probability distributions --
Measures of central tendency, variability, and association --
Linear combinations of random variables --
Functions of random variables --
Common discrete probability distributions --
Common continuous probability distribution --
Extreme value distribution --
Discrete random processes --
Discrete-time discrete-state markov chains --
Continuous-time Markov chains --
Queueing models --
Random Fields --
Covariance function --
Spectral density function --
Variance function --
Correlation length --
Some common models --
Random fields in higher dimensions --
Best estimates, excursions, and averges --
Best Estimates, excursions, and averages --
Threshold excursions in one dimension --
Threshold excursions in two dimensions --
Averages --
Estimation --
Choosing a distribution --
Estimation in the presence of correlation --
Advanced estimation techniques --
Random number generator --
Generating non-uniform random variables --
Generating random fields --
Conditional simulation of random fields --
Monte Carlo simulation --
Reliability-based design --
Acceptable risk --
Assessing risk --
Background to design methodologies --
Load and resistance factor design --
Going beyond calibration --
Risk-based decision making --
Groundwater modeling --
Finite-element conductivity matrices --
One-dimensional flow --
Simple two-dimensional flow --
Two-dimensional flow beneath water retaining structure --
Three-dimensional flow --
Three-dimensional exit gradient analysis --
Flow through earth dams --
Statistics of flow through earth dams --
Extreme hydraulic gradient statistics --
Settlement of shallow foundations --
Two-dimensional probabilistic foundation settlement --
Three dimensional probabilistic foundation settlement --
Strip footing risk assessment --
Resistance factors for shallow foundation settlement design --
Bearing capacity --
Strip footings on soils --
Load and resistance factor design of shallow foundations --
Deep foundations --
Random finite element model --
Monte Carlo estimation of pile capacity --
Slope stability --
Probabilistic slope stability analysis --
Slope stability reliability model --
Earth pressure --
Passive earth pressures --
Active earth pressures: retaining wall reliability --
Mine pillar capacity --
Literature --
Parametric studies --
Probabilistic interpretation --
Liquefaction --
Model site: soil liquefaction --
Monte Carlo analysis and results --
Appendix A. Probability tables --
Appendix B. Numerical integration --
Appendix C. Computing variances and covariances of local averges.
Responsibility: Gordan A. Fenton, D.V. Griffiths.
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