© 1994

Probabilities and Materials

Tests, Models and Applications

  • D. Breysse

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 269)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Maurice Lemaire
    Pages 1-8
  3. M. Ostoja-Starzewski
    Pages 23-28
  4. D. Jeulin, P. Rossi
    Pages 39-43
  5. M. Soulié, E. Masengo
    Pages 81-94
  6. David Rosowsky
    Pages 119-129
  7. P. Rossi, X. Wu, F. Le Maou, A. Belloc
    Pages 131-139
  8. S. Roux
    Pages 163-175

About this book


Most industrial and natural materials exhibit a macroscopic behaviour which results from the existence of microscale inhomogeneities. The influence of such inhomogeneities is commonly modelled using probabilistic methods. Most of the approaches to the evaluation of the safety of structures according to probabilistic criteria are somewhat scattered, however, and it is time to present such material in a coherent and up-to-date form. Probabilities and Materials undertakes this task, and also defines the great tasks that must be tackled in coming years.
For engineers and researchers dealing with materials, geotechnics, solid mechanics, soil mechanics, statistics and stochastic processes. The expository nature of the book means that no prior knowledge of statistics or probability is required of the reader. The book can thus serve as an excellent introduction to the nature of applied statistics and stochastic modelling.


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Editors and affiliations

  • D. Breysse
    • 1
  1. 1.L.M.T. CachanUniversity of Marne-la-ValléeFrance

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