Advances in risk and reliability analysis for hydraulic structures.

H. L. Lee, Larry Mays

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A revised dynamic risk and reliability model using conditional loading and resistance distributions is proposed and compared to a former model developed by Tung and Mays. The new dynamic risk model is shown to more accurately reflect the overall risk (probability of failure considering both hydrologic and hydraulic uncertainties) of a hydraulic structure. This dynamic risk model is shown to have a close correspondence to nonparametric methods for evaluating the exceedance probability of a hyrologic evnt. An example for flood levee design is presented showing the effect of hydraulic uncertainty on the overall risk determination. (A)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherAm. Soc. Civ. Engrs
Edition(Cambridge, U.S.A.: Aug. 9-12, 1983)
ISBN (Print)0872623718, 9780872623712
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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