ABSTRACT

Focussing on structural reliability methods, reliability-based optimization, structural system reliability and risk analysis, lifetime performance and various applications in civil engineering. Invaluable to all concerned with structural system reliability and optimization, especially students, engineers, and workers in research and development.

chapter |12 pages

Life-cycle performance and cost analysis of bridge network considering seismic risk

ByH. Furuta, K. Koyama & D.M. Frangopol

chapter |8 pages

Practical assessments of risk and its uncertainty

ByA.H-S. Ang

chapter |10 pages

Sampling strategies to detect threshold excursions in random fields

ByJ.W. Baker & M.H. Faber

chapter |10 pages

Role of uncertainties in the lifetime performance of concrete structures

ByF.Biondini & D.M. Frangopol

chapter |10 pages

Lifetime optimization of deteriorating structures

ByF. Biondini & A. Marchiondelli

chapter |10 pages

Redundancy and robustness of structures: A retrospective

ByM. Ghosn & D.M. Frangopol

chapter |12 pages

Case study of a hands-on inspection for optimal maintenance planning for railway bridges

ByT. Kamizono, Y. Okamoto, F. Yamada & H. Namiki

chapter |10 pages

A new performance-based maintenance approach for infrastructures

ByA. Kawamoto, W. Shiraki, K. Yasuda, N. Ito & M. Dogaki

chapter |10 pages

Earthquake-proof reliability-based design for steel rigid-frame piers of highway bridges

ByM. Kawatani, Y. Nomura & S. Kato

chapter |10 pages

Effect of dynamic wheel loads on fatigue performance of RC slabs

ByC-W. Kim & M. Kawatani

chapter |10 pages

Effect of uncertainty in cross-sectional property on reliability-based topology optimization of frame structures

ByN. Kogiso, K. Nishida, K. Mogami, S. Nishiwaki, K. Izui & M. Yoshimura

chapter |8 pages

Bridge live load effects based on statistics of extremes using on-site load monitoring

ByT.B. Messervey & D.M. Frangopol

chapter |10 pages

Evaluation of seismic performance of highway bridge system by Multi-State System approach

ByH. Morisaki, W. Shiraki, M. Dogaki, H. Inomo, N. Ito & K. Yasuda

chapter |8 pages

Optimal condition control of systems comprised of multiple homogenous components

ByK. Nishijima & M.H. Faber

chapter |8 pages

An investigation on story failure modes of frame structures

ByW.-C. Pu & Y.-G. Zhao

chapter |6 pages

Elasto-plastic response of steel bridge pier base joint under seismic loading

ByM. Sakano, Y. Nishigaki & Y. Kawakami

chapter |10 pages

Case studies on determination of load and resistance factors by method of moments

ByY.-G. Zhao, Z.-H. Lu, A.H-S. Ang & Y. Geng

chapter |10 pages

A method for computing reliability bound of series structural systems

ByW.-Q. Zhong, Y.-G. Zhao & A.H-S. Ang