Probabilistic Structural Mechanics: Advances in Structural Reliability Methods

IUTAM Symposium, San Antonio, Texas, USA June 7–10,1993

  • Pol D. Spanos
  • Y.-T. Wu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Suneung Ahn, Stephen Chick, Max B. Mendel
    Pages 1-10
  3. V. V. Bolotin
    Pages 11-41
  4. S. Caddemi, M. Di Paola
    Pages 56-67
  5. Fabio Casciati, Pierluigi Colombi
    Pages 87-99
  6. Christos C. Chamis, Michael C. Shiao
    Pages 100-119
  7. Ove Ditlevsen, Claus Christensen, Søren Randrup-Thomsen
    Pages 134-162
  8. S. Engelund, R. Rackwitz, C. Lange
    Pages 163-174
  9. Philippe Geyskens
    Pages 205-219
  10. Michel Ghosn, Fred Moses, Nikhil Khedekar
    Pages 220-236
  11. M. Hoshiya, Y. Saito
    Pages 267-277
  12. Yaacob Ibrahim, Loh Han Tong
    Pages 278-292
  13. Takayuki Kitamura, Naoya Tada, Ryuichi Ohtani
    Pages 301-318

About these proceedings


This symposium is the seventh of a series of IUTAM sponsored symposia which focus on probabilistic methods in mechanics. It is the sequel to the series of meetings in Coventry, UK (1972), Southhampton, UK (1976), Frankfurt/Oder, Germany (1982), Stockholm, Sweden (1984), Innsbruck/Igls, Austria (1987), and Turin, Italy (1991). The symposium focused on advances in the area of probabilistic mechanics with direct application to structural reliability issues. The contributed papers address collectively the four components of a structural reliability problem. They are: characterization of stochastic loads, description of material properties in terms of fatigue and fracture, response determination, and quantitative assessment of the reliability of the structural system. Four Keynote Lectures by V. Bolotin (Russia), o. Ditlevsen (Denmark), R. Heller (USA), and F. Ziegler (Austria) were delivered; the remaining contributed papers were organized in ten technical sessIons. A reception was hosted by Dr. Y. Wu the first day of the symposium; the second day of the symposium a banquet was hosted by Dr. P. Spanos, with Dr. N. Abramson serving as the banquet speaker. Closing remarks were provided by the IUTAM Secretary General, Dr. F. Ziegler.


Reliability Methods fatigue fracture mechanics structural mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Pol D. Spanos
    • 1
  • Y.-T. Wu
    • 2
  1. 1.L. B. Ryon Chair in EngineeringRice UniversityHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Southwest Research InstituteSan AntonioUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-85094-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-85092-9
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