Reliability of Structures enables both students and practising engineers to appreciate how to value and handle reliability as an important dimension of structural design. It discusses the concepts of limit states and limit state functions, and presents methodologies for calculating reliability indices and calibrating partial safety factors. It also
Introduction. Random Variables. Functions of Random Variables. Simulation Techniques. Structural Safety Analysis. Structural Load Models. Models of Resistance. Design Codes. System Reliability. Uncertainties in the Building Process.