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Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis in Civil Engineering

1st Edition

By Bilal M. Ayyub

CRC Press

528 pages

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Hardback: 9780849331084
pub: 1997-12-29

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With the expansion of new technologies, materials, and the design of complex systems, the expectations of society upon engineers are becoming larger than ever. Engineers make critical decisions with potentially high adverse consequences. The current political, societal, and financial climate requires engineers to formally consider the factors of uncertainty (e.g., floods, earthquakes, winds, environmental risks) in their decisions at all levels.

Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis in Civil Engineering provides a thorough report on the immediate state of uncertainty modeling and analytical methods for civil engineering systems, presenting a toolbox for solving problems in real-world situations.

Topics include

  • Neural networks

  • Genetic algorithms

  • Numerical modeling

  • Fuzzy sets and operations

  • Reliability and risk analysis

  • Systems control

  • Uncertainty in probability estimates

    This compendium is a considerable reference for civil engineers as well as for engineers in other disciplines, computer scientists, general scientists, and students.

  • Table of Contents

    Uncertainty Types and Modeling Methods

    Uncertainty Modeling in Civil Engineering with Structural and Reliability Applications

    Hybrid Fuzzy Regression and Its Applications

    Fuzzy Models for Uncertainty Assessment in Engineering Analysis

    Expert Opinion Data and Their Uncertainties and Biases

    Reliability and Risk Methods

    Time Variant Reliability Assessment

    Computation of Reliability for Systems Operating in Varying Conditions

    A Fuzzy Reliability Measure for Engineering Applications

    Fuzzy Risk Analysis in Civil Engineering

    Decision Analysis and Transportation Systems

    Risk Management in Engineering

    Fuzzy Modeling of Risky Investment Decision in Engineering Projects

    A Planning Model of Large Scale Infrastructure under Uncertainty

    Estimation of Dynamic O-D Distributions for Urban Networks

    Structural Systems

    Uncertainties in Safety Analysis of Existing Structures

    Uncertainties in Material and Geometric Strength Variables in Marine Structures

    Numerical Simulation and Analysis of Structural Systems with Input Uncertainties

    Probabilistic Modeling of Structural Fatigue

    Fatigue Reliability Assessment of Miter Gate Components at Navigation Locks

    Modeling of Fuzzy Machine Learning and Fuzzy Neural Network in Structural Design

    An Approach to Aesthetic Design of Bridges Using Interactive Dichotomizer (ID3) Methods

    Paint Deterioration Assessment of Steel Bridges Using Neural Networks

    Geotechnical and Environmental Systems

    Quantitative Analysis of Variability and Uncertainty in Energy and Environmental Systems

    Uncertainty in Stream Channel Restoration

    Application of Genetic Algorithm to Design of Artificial Ground

    Design of Site Investigation Programs for Geotechnical Engineering

    Parameters and Approximations in Geotechnical Reliability

    Subject Index

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General