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Overview

Failure of hydrosystems, such as dams, levees, storm sewers, or pollution control systems, pose threats to the public safety and health as well as potentially inflict enormous damages on properties and environments. Many failures of hydrosystems are mainly attributed by the existence of various uncertainties, including inherent natural randomness and the lack of complete understanding of involved geophysical processes. It is therefore essential to systematically quantify the degree of uncertainty for the problem in hand so that reliability assessment and risk-based design of hydrosystems can be made. The conventional approach of frequency analysis of heavy rainfalls or large floods consider only portion of the uncertainties involved in hydrosystem engineering problems. Over the past two decades or so, there has been a steady growth on the development and application of uncertainty analysis techniques in hydrosystems engineering and other disciplines. The aim of this book is to bring together these uncertainty analysis techniques in one book and to demonstrate their applications and limitations for a wide variety of hydrosystem engineering problems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071451598
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/24/2005
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Civil Engineering Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 285
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Yeou-Koung Tung, Ph.D., is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The author of numerous technical papers on hydrology and risk analysis, he received his B.S. in Hydraulic Engineering from Tamkang University, Taiwan and his M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ben-Chie Yen, Ph.D., (deceased) was a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He held a B.S. in civil engineering from National Taiwan University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Iowa. He worked with surface water and urban hydrology problems, risk and reliability analysis, and open channel and river hydraulics for more than 30 years, and was the author of over 200 published technical papers and co-author of eight books.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Uncertainties in hydrosystems engineering and management 1
Ch. 2 Fundamentals of probability and statistics for uncertainty analysis 13
Ch. 3 Regression analysis 73
Ch. 4 Analytic methods for uncertainty analysis 101
Ch. 5 Approximation methods for uncertainty analysis 151
Ch. 6 Monte Carlo simulation 213
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