© 2013

Computational Methods in Stochastic Dynamics

Volume 2

  • Manolis Papadrakakis
  • George Stefanou
  • Vissarion Papadopoulos

Part of the Computational Methods in Applied Sciences book series (COMPUTMETHODS, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Vissarion Papadopoulos, Odysseas Kokkinos
    Pages 15-30
  3. Manuele Corradi, Marco Gherlone, Massimiliano Mattone, Marco Di Sciuva
    Pages 87-111
  4. Frank Steinigen, Jan-Uwe Sickert, Wolfgang Graf, Michael Kaliske
    Pages 113-130
  5. Wim Verhaeghe, Wim Desmet, Dirk Vandepitte, Ingeborg Joris, Piet Seuntjens, David Moens
    Pages 131-147
  6. Arvid Naess, Marc Maes, Markus R. Dann
    Pages 149-159
  7. Hector A. Jensen, Marcos A. Valdebenito, Juan G. Sepulveda
    Pages 161-178
  8. Amalia Moutsopoulou, Georgios E. Stavroulakis, Anastasios Pouliezos
    Pages 179-202
  9. B. Goller, M. Broggi, A. Calvi, G. I. Schuëller
    Pages 215-235
  10. Bojana V. Rosić, Hermann G. Matthies
    Pages 237-253
  11. Chaoliang Du, Xianyue Su
    Pages 255-266
  12. Pierre Jehel, Pierre Léger, Adnan Ibrahimbegovic
    Pages 267-291
  13. Yeudy F. Vargas, Luis G. Pujades, Alex H. Barbat, Jorge E. Hurtado
    Pages 293-308

About this book


The considerable influence of inherent uncertainties on structural behavior has led the engineering community to recognize the importance of a stochastic approach to structural problems. Issues related to uncertainty quantification and its influence on the reliability of the computational models are continuously gaining in significance. In particular, the problems of dynamic response analysis and reliability assessment of structures with uncertain system and excitation parameters have been the subject of continuous research over the last two decades as a result of the increasing availability of powerful computing resources and technology.


This book is a follow up of a previous book with the same subject (ISBN 978-90-481-9986-0) and focuses on advanced computational methods and software tools which can highly assist in tackling complex problems in stochastic dynamic/seismic analysis and design of structures. The selected chapters are authored by some of the most active scholars in their respective areas and represent some of the most recent developments in this field.


The book consists of 21 chapters which can be grouped into several thematic topics including dynamic analysis of stochastic systems, reliability-based design, structural control and health monitoring, model updating, system identification, wave propagation in random media, seismic fragility analysis and damage assessment.


This edited book is primarily intended for researchers and post-graduate students who are familiar with the fundamentals and wish to study or to advance the state of the art on a particular topic in the field of computational stochastic structural dynamics. Nevertheless, practicing engineers could benefit as well from it as most code provisions tend to incorporate probabilistic concepts in the analysis and design of structures.



ECCOMAS computational mechanics computational methods reliability analysis seismic analysis stochastic dynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Manolis Papadrakakis
    • 1
  • George Stefanou
    • 2
  • Vissarion Papadopoulos
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. Structural Analysis & Seismic Res.National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Inst. Structural Analysis & Seismic Res.National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.Inst. Structural Analysis & Seismic Res.National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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“This text is well written and structured efficiently. It offers readers a good number of worked examples, exercises, datasets, and explores a host of applications. The book makes an important and stimulating contribution to a multidisciplinary scientific community, while demonstrating the application and usefulness of mathematical and statistical techniques.” (S. E. Ahmed, Technometrics, Vol. 56 (4), November, 2014)