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CEE 598 RAO - Reliability Analysis

Spring 2017

Reliability AnalysisRAO50283ONL4 -    Paolo Gardoni

Course Description

Probability theory and random processes; Bayesian analysis of model uncertainties; Formulation of reliability for components and systems; Exact solutions for special cases; Approximate solutions by second-moments, first- and second-order reliability methods (FORM and SORM), the response surface method, and simulation methods; Reliability-based optimal design and probabilistic design codes; Time and space-variant reliability formulations; Stochastic load Models and load combination; and Finite-element reliability methods are covered in this course.

Credit Hours

4 hours


Undergraduate degree and a course in Decision and Risk Analysis (CEE 491) or permission of instructor.

Subject Area

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering