Fundamentals of Structural Reliability Theory

  • Palle Thoft-Christensen
  • Yoshisada Murotsu


During the last decade structural reliability theory has been treated in a large number of research reports, conference papers, textbooks, etc. Structural reliability theory is now taught extensively at universities all over the world and several organizations offer elementary and advanced courses on this subject. Therefore, from being a subject only well-known by a relatively small number of researchers it is now an accepted engineering discipline.


Reliability Index Safety Margin Failure Surface Basic Variable Failure Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Palle Thoft-Christensen
    • 1
  • Yoshisada Murotsu
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Building Technology and Structural EngineeringUniversity of AalborgAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Aeronautical EngineeringUniversity of Osaka PrefectureSakai, Osaka 591Japan

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