By Manolis Papadrakakis,George Stefanou,Vissarion Papadopoulos

The enormous impact of inherent uncertainties on structural habit has led the engineering group to acknowledge the significance of a stochastic method of structural difficulties. concerns relating to uncertainty quantification and its impression at the reliability of the computational versions are always gaining in value. particularly, the issues of dynamic reaction research and reliability evaluation of buildings with doubtful method and excitation parameters were the topic of constant study over the past 20 years due to the expanding availability of robust computing assets and expertise.

 

This booklet is a persist with up of a prior ebook with a similar topic (ISBN 978-90-481-9986-0) and specializes in complicated computational equipment and software program instruments which may hugely help in tackling advanced difficulties in stochastic dynamic/seismic research and layout of buildings. the chosen chapters are authored via probably the most energetic students of their respective components and characterize the most fresh advancements during this field.

 

The booklet involves 21 chapters which might be grouped into numerous thematic themes together with dynamic research of stochastic structures, reliability-based layout, structural keep watch over and health and wellbeing tracking, version updating, approach identity, wave propagation in random media, seismic fragility research and harm assessment.

 

This edited booklet is basically meant for researchers and post-graduate scholars who're conversant in the basics and need to check or to enhance the state-of-the-art on a specific subject within the box of computational stochastic structural dynamics. however, practising engineers may gain advantage besides from it as such a lot code provisions are inclined to contain probabilistic innovations within the research and layout of buildings.

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