skip to content
Structural Reliability Theory and Its Applications Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Structural Reliability Theory and Its Applications

Author: Palle Thoft-Christensen; Michael J Baker
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1982.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Palle Thoft-Christensen; Michael J Baker
ISBN: 9783642686979 3642686974 9783642686993 3642686990
OCLC Number: 858929935
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. The Treatment of Uncertainties in Structural Engineering --
1.1 Introduction --
1.2 Uncertainty --
1.3 Structural Reliability Analysis and Safety Checking --
2. Fundamentals of Probability Theory --
2.1 Introduction --
2.2 Sample Space --
2.3 Axioms and Theorems of Probability Theory --
2.4 Random Variables --
2.5 Moments --
2.6 Univariate Distributions --
2.7 Random Vectors --
2.8 Conditional Distributions --
2.9 Functions of Random Variables --
3. Probabilistic Models for Loads and Resistance Variables --
3.1 Introduction --
3.2 Statistical Theory Of Extremes --
3.3 Asymptotic Extreme-Value Distributions --
3.4 Modelling of Resistance Variables --
Model Selection --
3.5 Modelling of Load Variables --
Model Selection --
3.6 Estimation of Distribution Parameters --
3.7 Inclusion of Statistical Uncertainty --
4. Fundamentals of Structural Reliability Theory --
4.1 Introduction --
4.2 Elements of Classical Reliability Theory --
4.3 Structural Reliability Analysis --
5. Level 2 Methods --
5.1 Introduction --
5.2 Basic Variables and Failure Surfaces --
5.3 Reliability Index for Linear Failure Functions and Normal Basic Variables --
5.4 Hasofer and Lind's Reliability Index --
6. Extended Level 2 Methods --
6.1 Introduction --
6.2 Concept of Correlation --
6.3 Correlated Basic Variables --
6.4 Non-Normal Basic Variables --
7. Reliability of Structural Systems --
7.1 Introduction --
7.2 Perfectly Brittle and Perfectly Ductile Elements --
7.3 Fundamental Systems --
7.4 Systems with Equally Correlated Elements --
8. Reliability Bounds for Structural Systems --
8.1 Introduction --
8.2 Simple Bounds --
8.3 Ditlevsen Bounds --
8.4 Parallel Systems with Unequally Correlated Elements --
8.5 Series Systems with Unequally Correlated Elements --
9. Introduction to Stochastic Process Theory and its Uses --
9.1 Introduction --
9.2 Stochastic Processes --
9.3 Gaussian Processes --
9.4 Barrier Crossing Problem --
9.5 Peak Distribution --
10. Load Combinations --
10.1 Introduction --
10.2 The Load Combination Problem --
10.3 The Ferry Borges-Castanheta Load Model --
10.4 Combination Rules --
11. Applications to Structural Codes --
11.1 Introduction --
11.2 Structural Safety and Level 1 Codes --
11.3 Recommended Safety Formats for Level 1 Codes --
11.4 Methods for the Evaluation of Partial Coefficients --
11.5 An Example of Probabilistic Code Calibration --
12. Applications to Fixed Offshore Structures --
12.1 Introduction --
12.2 Modelling the Response of Jacket Structures for ReliaBility Analysis --
12.3 Probability Distributions for Important Loading Variables --
12.4 Methods of Reliability Analysis --
12.5 Some Results from the Study of a Jacket Structure --
13. Reliability Theory and Quality Assurance --
13.1 Introduction --
13.2 Gross Errors --
13.3 Interaction of Reliability and Quality Assurance --
13.4 Quality Assurance --
Appendix A. Random Number Generators --
1. General --
2. Uniform Random Number Generators --
3. Multiplicative Congruence Method --
5. Special Cases: Generation of Random Deviates Having Normal and Log-Normal Distributions --
Appendix B. Spectral Analysis of Wave Forces --
1. Introduction --
2. General Equations of Motion --
3. Modal Analysis --
4. Solution Strategy --
5. Multiple Piles --
6. Computational Procedure.
Responsibility: by Palle Thoft-Christensen, Michael J. Baker.

Abstract:

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-  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(2)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/858929935> # Structural Reliability Theory and Its Applications
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book, schema:MediaObject ;
    library:oclcnum "858929935" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/gw> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/36375067#Place/berlin_heidelberg> ; # Berlin, Heidelberg
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/862488> ; # Civil engineering
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/910312> ; # Engineering
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/624/e23/> ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/113295798> ; # Michael J. Baker
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/596268> ; # Palle Thoft-Christensen
    schema:datePublished "1982" ;
    schema:description "1. The Treatment of Uncertainties in Structural Engineering -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Uncertainty -- 1.3 Structural Reliability Analysis and Safety Checking -- 2. Fundamentals of Probability Theory -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Sample Space -- 2.3 Axioms and Theorems of Probability Theory -- 2.4 Random Variables -- 2.5 Moments -- 2.6 Univariate Distributions -- 2.7 Random Vectors -- 2.8 Conditional Distributions -- 2.9 Functions of Random Variables -- 3. Probabilistic Models for Loads and Resistance Variables -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Statistical Theory Of Extremes -- 3.3 Asymptotic Extreme-Value Distributions -- 3.4 Modelling of Resistance Variables -- Model Selection -- 3.5 Modelling of Load Variables -- Model Selection -- 3.6 Estimation of Distribution Parameters -- 3.7 Inclusion of Statistical Uncertainty -- 4. Fundamentals of Structural Reliability Theory -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Elements of Classical Reliability Theory -- 4.3 Structural Reliability Analysis -- 5. Level 2 Methods -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Basic Variables and Failure Surfaces -- 5.3 Reliability Index for Linear Failure Functions and Normal Basic Variables -- 5.4 Hasofer and Lind's Reliability Index -- 6. Extended Level 2 Methods -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Concept of Correlation -- 6.3 Correlated Basic Variables -- 6.4 Non-Normal Basic Variables -- 7. Reliability of Structural Systems -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Perfectly Brittle and Perfectly Ductile Elements -- 7.3 Fundamental Systems -- 7.4 Systems with Equally Correlated Elements -- 8. Reliability Bounds for Structural Systems -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Simple Bounds -- 8.3 Ditlevsen Bounds -- 8.4 Parallel Systems with Unequally Correlated Elements -- 8.5 Series Systems with Unequally Correlated Elements -- 9. Introduction to Stochastic Process Theory and its Uses -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Stochastic Processes -- 9.3 Gaussian Processes -- 9.4 Barrier Crossing Problem -- 9.5 Peak Distribution -- 10. Load Combinations -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 The Load Combination Problem -- 10.3 The Ferry Borges-Castanheta Load Model -- 10.4 Combination Rules -- 11. Applications to Structural Codes -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 Structural Safety and Level 1 Codes -- 11.3 Recommended Safety Formats for Level 1 Codes -- 11.4 Methods for the Evaluation of Partial Coefficients -- 11.5 An Example of Probabilistic Code Calibration -- 12. Applications to Fixed Offshore Structures -- 12.1 Introduction -- 12.2 Modelling the Response of Jacket Structures for ReliaBility Analysis -- 12.3 Probability Distributions for Important Loading Variables -- 12.4 Methods of Reliability Analysis -- 12.5 Some Results from the Study of a Jacket Structure -- 13. Reliability Theory and Quality Assurance -- 13.1 Introduction -- 13.2 Gross Errors -- 13.3 Interaction of Reliability and Quality Assurance -- 13.4 Quality Assurance -- Appendix A. Random Number Generators -- 1. General -- 2. Uniform Random Number Generators -- 3. Multiplicative Congruence Method -- 5. Special Cases: Generation of Random Deviates Having Normal and Log-Normal Distributions -- Appendix B. Spectral Analysis of Wave Forces -- 1. Introduction -- 2. General Equations of Motion -- 3. Modal Analysis -- 4. Solution Strategy -- 5. Multiple Piles -- 6. Computational Procedure."@en ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/36375067> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/36375067#CreativeWork/> ;
    schema:name "Structural Reliability Theory and Its Applications"@en ;
    schema:productID "858929935" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/858929935#PublicationEvent/berlin_heidelberg_springer_berlin_heidelberg_1982> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/36375067#Agent/springer_berlin_heidelberg> ; # Springer Berlin Heidelberg
    schema:url <http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-642-68697-9> ;
    schema:url <https://link.springer.com/openurl?genre=book&isbn=978-3-540-11731-5> ;
    schema:url <http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-68697-9> ;
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=3091774> ;
    schema:workExample <http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-68697-9> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783642686993> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783642686979> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/858929935> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/36375067#Agent/springer_berlin_heidelberg> # Springer Berlin Heidelberg
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Springer Berlin Heidelberg" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/36375067#Place/berlin_heidelberg> # Berlin, Heidelberg
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Berlin, Heidelberg" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/862488> # Civil engineering
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Civil engineering"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/910312> # Engineering
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Engineering"@en ;
    .

<http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-642-68697-9>
    rdfs:comment "from Springer" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/113295798> # Michael J. Baker
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Baker" ;
    schema:givenName "Michael J." ;
    schema:name "Michael J. Baker" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/596268> # Palle Thoft-Christensen
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Thoft-Christensen" ;
    schema:givenName "Palle" ;
    schema:name "Palle Thoft-Christensen" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/36375067#CreativeWork/>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/858929935> ; # Structural Reliability Theory and Its Applications
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783642686979>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "3642686974" ;
    schema:isbn "9783642686979" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783642686993>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "3642686990" ;
    schema:isbn "9783642686993" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.