Application of Monte-Carlo-Simulation in Structural Reliability

  • Manfred Curbach
  • Dirk Proske
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Based on our theory about the evolution of life first creatures rose one milliard years ago on our planet. The evolution from this time until today has developed the most complex matter known to humans: the human brain. The driving forces behind evolution have been random changes and evaluation of the changes under real world conditions. Based on the evaluation a selection of participants has happened and has yielded to an adaptation subject to the time-variant circumstances. Putting this idea into the context of Monte-Carlo-Simulation, evolution is nothing else then an adaptive Monte-Carlo-Simulation. To mention it again: this adaptive Monte-Carlo-Simulation has created man.


Importance Sampling Limit State Function Structural Reliability Nonlinear Material Behaviour Probabilistic Safety Assessment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Curbach
    • 1
  • Dirk Proske
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Concrete and Concrete StructuresUniversity of Technology DresdenDresdenGermany

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