Reliability-based design is the only engineering methodology currently available which can ensure self-consistency in both physical and probabilistic terms. It is also uniquely compatible with the theoretical basis underlying other disciplines such as structural design. It is especially relevant as geotechnical design becomes subject to increasing codification and to code harmonization across national boundaries and material types. Already some codes of practice describe the principles and requirements for safety, serviceability, and durability of structures in reliability terms.
This book presents practical computational methods in concrete steps that can be followed by practitioners and students. It also provides geotechnical examples illustrating reliability analysis and design. It aims to encourage geotechnical engineers to apply reliability-based design in a realistic context that recognises the complex variabilities in geomaterials and model uncertainties arising from a profession steeped in empiricism. By focusing on learning through computations and examples, this book serves as a valuable reference for engineers and a resource for students.
1. Numerical recipes for reliability analysis – a primer Kok-Kwang Phoon 2. Spatial variability and geotechnical reliability Gregory B. Baecher and John T Christian 3. Practical reliability approach using spreadsheet Bak-Kong Low 4. Monte Carlo simulation in reliability analysis Yusuke Honjo 5. Practical application of reliability-based design in decision making R. B. Gilbert, S. Najjar, Y. J. Choi and S. J. Gambino 6. Randomly heterogeneous soils under static and dynamic loads Radu Popescu, George Deodatis and Jean-Herve Prevost 7. Stochastic finite element methods in geotechnical engineering Bruno Sudret and Marc Berveiller 8. Eurocode 7 and reliability-based design Trevor L. L. Orr and Denys Breysse 9. Serviceability limit state reliability-based design Kok-Kwang Phoon and Fred H Kulhawy 10. Reliability verification using pile load tests Limin Zhang 11. Reliability analysis of slopes Tien H. Wu 12. Application to levees and hydraulic structures Thomas F. Wolff 13. Reliability analysis of liquefaction potential of soils using Standard Penetration Test C. Hsein Juang, Sunny Ye Fang, and David Kun Li