Reliability and Uncertainty Analyses in Hydraulic Design

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Application of reliability analysis to hydraulic engineering covers a wide scope of subfields, ranging from data collection and gaging network design to turbulence loading on structures. This state-of-the-art report surveys a sampling of current topics pertinent to the design and safety of hydraulic structures. Chapters examine recent progress in uncertainty and reliability analyses for hydraulic design and applications to dam safety, coastal floods, and hydraulic structures. Topics include confidence intervals of optimal risk-based hydraulic design parameters; probabilistic inspection scheduling for dams; and risk analysis for the selection of low water crossing structures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872629936
  • Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Pages: 305

Table of Contents

I Introductory Remarks 1
II Techniques Pertinent to Reliability and Uncertainty Analysis
Some Remarks on the Use of Reliability Analysis in Hydraulic Engineering Applications 5
Some Recent Progress in Uncertainty Analysis for Hydraulic Design 17
Some Recent Progress in Reliability Analysis for Hydraulic Design 35
Confidence Intervals of Optimal Risk-Based Hydraulic Design Parameters 81
III Applications to Dam Safety
Statistics of Dam Failures 97
Probabilistic Inspection Scheduling for Dams 107
Stochastic Risk Modeling of Dam Overtopping 123
IV Applications to Coastal Floods
Development in Probabilistic Design of Flood Defenses in the Netherlands 133
Estimation of Uncertainties for Design Extreme Values of Waves and Sea Level 179
V Applications to Hydraulic Structures
Probabilistic Methods for Maintenance of Hydraulic Structure 191
Risk Analysis for the Selection of Low Water Crossing Structures 207
On the Estimation of Reliability of Hydraulic Structures 221
Methodologies for Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Systems 233
Appendix: Application of Reliability Analysis to Storm Sewer Design 269
Subject Index 289
Author Index 291
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