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Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering (Paperback)
  • Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering (Paperback)

Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering (Paperback)

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Paperback 624 Pages / Published: 26/07/2017
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Establishes Geotechnical Reliability as Fundamentally Distinct from Structural Reliability

Reliability-based design is relatively well established in structural design. Its use is less mature in geotechnical design, but there is a steady progression towards reliability-based design as seen in the inclusion of a new Annex D on "Reliability of Geotechnical Structures" in the third edition of ISO 2394. Reliability-based design can be viewed as a simplified form of risk-based design where different consequences of failure are implicitly covered by the adoption of different target reliability indices. Explicit risk management methodologies are required for large geotechnical systems where soil and loading conditions are too varied to be conveniently slotted into a few reliability classes (typically three) and an associated simple discrete tier of target reliability indices.

Provides Realistic Practical Guidance

Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering makes these reliability and risk methodologies more accessible to practitioners and researchers by presenting soil statistics which are necessary inputs, by explaining how calculations can be carried out using simple tools, and by presenting illustrative or actual examples showcasing the benefits and limitations of these methodologies.

With contributions from a broad international group of authors, this text:

Presents probabilistic models suited for soil parametersProvides easy-to-use Excel-based methods for reliability analysisConnects reliability analysis to design codes (including LRFD and Eurocode 7)Maximizes value of information using Bayesian updatingContains efficient reliability analysis methods

Accessible To a Wide Audience

Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering presents all the "need-to-know" information for a non-specialist to calculate and interpret the reliability index and risk of geotechnical structures in a realistic and robust way. It suits engineers, researchers, and students who are interested in the practical outcomes of reliability and risk analyses without going into the intricacies of the underlying mathematical theories.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138892866
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 1148 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 32 mm


"Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering ...was, originally, to be an update of the 2008 book Reliability-based Design in Geotechnical Engineering - Computations and Applications (edited by K. K. Phoon). The update turns out to be a completely new book, and is a 'must-read', not only for those interested in risk and reliability in geotechnical engineering, but also for the geotechnical practitioner."
-Suzanne Lacasse in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering

"This is a welcome continuation of the very successful volume, Reliability-Based Design in Geotechnical Engineering... Practitioners will find very useful information that range from simple to advanced methods, and from site characterization to design and decision. The book will certainly encourage the use of reliability in practice."
-Georisk, 2015

"This is an excellent book, written by acknowledged experts in the field for practicing engineers interested in geotechnical reliability analysis. The presentation is very clear and the subject matter delivered at just the right level - not too mathematical, yet still rigorous in approach. Practical matters, such as designing site investigations and selecting parameters for design, are covered well. Highly recommended."
-Dr. Andrew Bond, Geocentrix Ltd.

"The main strength of the materials I have reviewed is that they address the needs and questions of users of many different backgrounds, from practicing engineers who are curious about the added value of doing risk and reliability analyses, but are intimidated by the terminology and mathematics, to professional risk analysts who are more concerned about safety philosophy and application of more advanced analysis methods in assessing the value of information."
Farrokh Nadim, Technical Director, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

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