Probabilistic Methods for Structural Design by Carlos Guedes SoaresProbabilistic Methods for Structural Design by Carlos Guedes Soares

Probabilistic Methods for Structural Design

byCarlos Guedes Soares

Paperback | October 14, 2012

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This book contains contributions from various authors on different important topics related with probabilistic methods used for the design of structures. Initially several of the papers were prepared for advanced courses on structural reliability or on probabilistic methods for structural design. These courses have been held in different countries and have been given by different groups of lecturers. They were aimed at engineers and researchers who already had some exposure to structural reliability methods and thus they presented overviews of the work in the various topics. The book includes a selection of those contributions, which can be of support for future courses or for engineers and researchers that want to have an update on specific topics. It is considered a complement to the existing textbooks on structural reliability, which normally ensure the coverage of the basic topics but then are not extensive enough to cover some more specialised aspects. In addition to the contributions drawn from those lectures there are several papers that have been prepared specifically for this book, aiming at complementing the others in providing an overall account of the recent advances in the field. It is with sadness that in the meanwhile we have seen the disappearance of two of the contributors to the book and, in fact two of the early contributors to this field.
Title:Probabilistic Methods for Structural DesignFormat:PaperbackDimensions:402 pages, 24 × 16 × 0.01 inPublished:October 14, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401063664

ISBN - 13:9789401063661

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Table of Contents

1. Basic Concepts of Structural Design; J.F. Borges. 2. Quantification of Model Uncertainty; C. Guedes Soares. 3. Response Surface Methodology in Structural Reliability; L. Labeyrie. 4. Stochastic Modeling of Fatigue Crack Growth and Inspection; H.O. Madsen. 5. Probabilistic Fatigue Assessment of Welded Joints; N.K. Shetty. 6. Probabilistic Modelling of the Strength of Flat Compression Members; C. Guedes Soares. 7. Reliability Analysis with Implicit Formulations; J.P. Muzeau, M. Lemaire. 8. Methods of System Reliability in Multidimensional Spaces; R. Rackwitz. 9. Statistical Extremes as a Tool for Design; J. Tiago de Oliveira. 10. Stochastic Modelling of Load Combinations; H.O. Madsen. 11. Time-Variant Reliability for Non-Stationary Processes by the Outcrossing Approach; R. Rackwitz. 12. Simulation of Stochastic Processes and Fields to Model Loading and Material Uncertainties; G. Deodatis. 13. A Spectral Formulation of Stochastic Finite Elements; R.G. Ghanem, P.D. Spanos. 14. Stochastic Finite Elements via Response Surface: Fatigue Crack Growth Problems; P. Colombi, L. Faravelli. 15. Probability Based Structural Codes: Past and Future; J.F. Borges. 16. Reliability Based Seismic Design; F. Casciati, A. Callerio. 17. Risk Based Structural Maintenance Planning; M. Faber.

Editorial Reviews

`...The book is well-produced and the diagrams, tables and graphs are clearly readable. Structural engineers involved in stochastic design now have the opportunity to take advantage of this book.'
The Structural Engineer, 78:19 (2000)