Seismic Reliability Analysis of Structures

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Spring 2009
Teacher(s):
ARMEN DER KIUREGHIAN
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
01/06/2009 – 26/06/2009
Quantitative analysis of uncertainty and risk for engineering applications. Fundamentals of prob-ability, statistics and decision analysis. Random variables, second-moment characterization, dis-tributions. Functions of random variables and propagation of uncertainty. Binomial, Poisson and asymptotic models. Introduction to statistics, Bayesian parameter estimation. Risk-based deci-sion making. Introduction to structural and system reliability. Although not required, students will benefit by reading an elementary text on probability, such as the first few chapters of the text book indicated below.

Suggested readings:

-Ang, A. H-S., and Wilson, H. Tang, Probability Concepts in Engineering Planning and Deci-sion, Vol. I, Basic Principles, J. Wiley, New York, 1975.