Introduction to Structural Reliability

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This one day classroom course aims to develop a basic understanding of reliability analysis of structural systems.

It provides an introduction into statistics and probability concepts and through developing analytical probabilistic models presents how to formulate engineering problems under uncertainty. The course covers modelling of structures and systems and different methods of reliability analysis through the application of reliability theory.
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Programme overview
This training course starts at 09:30 and finishes at 17:00 with refreshment breaks mid-morning and afternoon, plus lunch.

All timings, except the start time, are approximate and may be adjusted to suit natural breaks in the lesson.

Session 1

Introduction to Statistics and Uncertainty Modelling (uncertainties in engineering problems, distributions, random variables, modelling of loads and resistances, probabilities)

Session 2
Structural Reliability Methods I (limit state functions, first-order and second-order reliability methods, Monte-Carlo simulation)

Session 3
Structural Reliability Methods II (time-dependent reliability, codes and structural reliability, probabilistic assessment)

Session 4
Reliability of Systems (parallel and series systems, aspects of correlation)
 
Tutors
Dr Boulent Imam
BSc (Hons), MSc (Distinction), PhD


In November 2007, Dr Imam was appointed as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences in the University of Surrey. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2013. Dr Imam has contributed significantly towards in-depth understanding of the fatigue behaviour of riveted railway bridges and developed methods for more reliable quantification of their remaining fatigue life taking into account historical rail traffic, novel fatigue assessment methods, loading, resistance and modelling uncertainties as well as system effects.

Later on, he extended his work on fatigue towards developing fracture mechanics guidelines for the assessment of fatigue crack growth in steel  bridge details towards the optimisation of inspection and maintenance planning in steel bridges. Recently, Dr Imam has provided valuable insight towards understanding the potential impacts of climate change on bridges and quantifying the resilience of bridge infrastructure against these impacts by developing a risk-based framework for assessing the reliability of bridges over time by considering long-term material deterioration and bridge scour as well as the consequences of failure of bridges.

This is complemented by his research in the area of climate change adaptation and asset management.
Learning Objectives
The objectives of this course are:
  • To provide an introduction into statistics and probability concepts required for probabilistic modelling.
  • To promote an understanding into the application of different methods of reliability analysis of structures.
  • To demonstrate simple examples of structural reliability estimation.
Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for:
  • Civil engineers
  • Bridge engineers
  • Structural engineers

All those who require an introduction in reliability analysis of engineering structures under uncertainty.

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