Computational Stochastic Mechanics

  • P. D. Spanos
  • C. A. Brebbia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Theoretical Reliability Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Y. Fujimoto, M. Iwata, Y. Zheng
      Pages 15-26
    3. H. Katukura, M. Mizutani, S. Ogawa, T. Takada
      Pages 27-38
    4. M. Kubo, H. Nakahara, Hide Ishikawa, Hiro Ishikawa
      Pages 47-58
    5. G. I. Schuëller, C. G. Bucher, H. J. Pradlwarter
      Pages 59-69
    6. P. Geyskens, A. der Kiureghian, G. De Roeck
      Pages 89-99
    7. J. L. Beck, L. S. Katafygiotis
      Pages 125-136
  3. Damage Analysis

  4. Applied Reliability Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185

About this book

Introduction

Over a period of several years the field of probabilistic mechanics and com­ putational mechanics have progressed vigorously, but independently. With the advent of powerful computational hardware and the development of novel mechanical techniques, the field of stochastic mechanics has progressed in such a manner that the inherent uncertainty of quite complicated systems can be addressed. The first International Conference on Computational Stochastic Mechanics was convened in Corfu in September 1991 in an ef­ fort to provide a forum for the exchanging of ideas on the current status of computational methods as applied to stochastic mechanics and for identi­ fying needs for further research. The Conference covered both theoretical techniques and practical applications. The Conference also celebrated the 60th anniversary of the birthday of Dr. Masanobu Shinozuka, the Sollenberger Professor of Civil Engineering at Princeton University, whose work has contributed in such a great measure to the development of Computational Stochastic Mechanics. A brief sum­ mary of his career and achievements are given in the Dedication. This book comprises some of the papers presented at the meeting and cov­ ers sections on Theoretical Reliability Analysis; Damage Analysis; Applied Reliability Analysis; Theoretical Random Vibrations; Stochastic Finite Ele­ ment Concept; Fatigue and Fracture; Monte Carlo Simulations; Earthquake Engineering Applications; Materials; Applied Random Vibrations; Applied Stochastic Finite Element Analysis, and Flow Related Applications and Chaotic Dynamics. The Editors hope that the book will be a valuable contribution to the grow­ ing literature covering the field of Computational Stochastic Mechanics.

Keywords

Finite-Elemente-Methode development mechanics modeling reliability simulation vibration

Editors and affiliations

  • P. D. Spanos
    • 1
  • C. A. Brebbia
    • 2
  1. 1.Brown School of EngineeringRice UniversityHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Computational Mechanics InstituteWessex Institute of Technology Ashurst LodgeAshurst SouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-3692-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85166-698-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3692-1
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