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Title Probabilistic methods in geotechnical engineering / Committee on Reliability Methods for Risk Mitigation in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Board and Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Research Council, 1995.

Subject Engineering mathematics.
Probability measures.
Alt Name Tang, Wilson H.
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Reliability Methods for Risk Mitigation in Geotechnical Engineering.
National Research Council (U.S.). Geotechnical Board.
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Energy and Environmental Systems.
National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 84 pages) : illustrations, charts
polychrome rdacc
Note Committee chair: Wilson H. Tang.
This project was sponsored by the following agencies: Department of the Army (Army Corps of Engineers-DACW39-92-M-7433), Department of Transportation (Federal Highway Administration), National Science Foundation-MSS-9203139, Department of Energy (Yucca Mountain Project Office).
Support was also provided by: Defense Nuclear Agency, Department of the Air Force (Air Force Office of Scientific Research), Department of the Interior (Bureau of Mines and Bureau of Reclamation), Department of Transportation (Federal Transit Administration), Department of Energy (Office of Superconducting Super Collider), Department of the Army (Defense Nuclear Agency), and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents Probabilistic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering -- Copyright -- Contents -- Executive Summary -- CONCLUSIONS -- RECOMMENDATIONS -- 1 Introduction -- REFERENCES -- 2 Use of Probabilistic Methods -- INTRODUCTION -- BACKGROUND -- FACTORS THAT HAVE INHIBITED USE -- AREAS THAT HAVE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD USE -- Example 1: Probability of Levee Failure -- Example 2: Seismic Hazard Analysis of an Earth Dam -- Example 3: Risk Analysis for Dam Design in Karst Terrain -- Example 4: Selecting Pumping Rates for an Extraction Well
Example 5: Site Investigation StrategyExample 6: Selecting the Design Safety Factor for a Dike -- Example 7: Quality Assurance of Geomembrane Liners -- Example 8: Penetration Resistance of an Offshore Gravity Platform -- Example 9: Selecting Design Strength for Slopes in Glacial Lacustrine Soil -- REFERENCES -- 3 The Role of Probability in Codes and Regulations -- INTRODUCTION -- BACKGROUND -- APPLICATION OF LOAD- AND RESISTANCE-FACTOR DESIGN -- EUROCODE NO. 7, GEOTECHNICS -- CODES RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL GEOTECHNICS -- CONCLUSIONS -- REFERENCES
4 Education Needs and Technology TransferINTRODUCTION -- EDUCATION OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS -- EDUCATION OF PRACTICING GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERS -- REFERENCES -- Appendix A: Background and Statement of Work -- BACKGROUND -- STATEMENT OF WORK -- Appendix B: Workshop Agenda and Participants -- AGENDA -- WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS -- Appendix C: Basic Concepts of Probability and Reliability -- BACKGROUND -- DESCRIPTION OF UNCERTAINTIES AND PROBABILITY ASSESSMENT -- FROM SOIL SPECIMAN TO IN SITU PROPERTY -- FROM FIELD-TEST TO FIELD PERFORMANCE
FACTOR OF SAFETYRELIABILITY-BASED DESIGN -- MULTIPLE MODES OF FAILURE -- UPDATING OF INFORMATION -- UNCERTAINTY IN MAPPING OF MATERIAL TYPES -- DECISION UNDER UNCERTAINTY -- REFERENCES -- Appendix D: A Selected Bibliography on Geotechnical Reliability -- TECHNICAL BOOKS AND JOURNALS -- CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
ISBN 0309572975 (electronic bk.)
9780309572972 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 58543444
Additional Format Print version: Probabilistic methods in geotechnical engineering. Washington, D.C. : National Research Council, 1995 (OCoLC)32609931.


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