Geotechnical Safety and Risk IV

Author: Limin Zhang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315797348
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Geotechnical Safety and Risk IV contains the contributions presented at the 4th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk (4th ISGSR, Hong Kong, 4-6 December 2013), which was organised under the auspices of the Geotechnical Safety Network (GEOSNet), TC304 on Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management and TC205 on Safety and Serviceability in Geotechnical Design of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). Geotechnical Safety and Risk IV covers six themes: (1) Geotechnical uncertainty and variability (2) Geohazards such as landslides, earthquakes and climate changes (3) Reliability and risk analysis (4) Reliability-based design and limit-state design in geotechnical engineering (5) Risk assessment and management in geotechnical engineering and infrastructural projects, and (6) Practical applications. Geotechnical Safety and Risk IV is an excellent source of reference on the latest developments and practices of geotechnical risk and safety, and will proof to be invaluable for civil engineers (particularly geotechnical engineers), geologists, and natural hazards reduction agencies. ISGSR IV is a continuation of a series of symposiums and workshops on geotechnical risk and reliability, starting with LSD2000 (Melbourne, Australia), IWS2002 (Tokyo and Kamakura, Japan), LSD2003 (Cambridge, USA), Georisk2004 (Bangalore, India), Taipei2006 (Taipei, Taiwan), 1st ISGSR (Shanghai, China, 2007), 2nd ISGSR (Gifu, Japan, 2009) and 3rd ISGSR (Munich, Germany, 2011).

Geotechnical Safety and Risk V

Author: T. Schweckendiek
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 161499580X
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Geotechnical Risk and Safety V contains contributions presented at the 5th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk (5th ISGSR, Rotterdam, 13-16 October 2015) which was organized under the auspices of the Geotechnical Safety Network (GEOSNet) and the following technical committees of the of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSGME): • TC304 Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment & Management • TC205 Safety and Serviceability in Geotechnical Design • TC212 Deep Foundations • TC302 Forensic Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnical Risk and Safety V covers seven themes: 1. Geotechnical Risk Management and Risk Communication 2. Variability in Ground Conditions and Site Investigation 3. Reliability and Risk Analysis of Geotechnical Structures 4. Limit-state design in Geotechnical Engineering 5. Assessment and Management of Natural Hazards 6. Contractual and Legal Issues of Foundation and (Under)Ground Works 7. Case Studies, Monitoring and Observational Method The 5th ISGSR is the continuation of a series of symposiums and workshops on geotechnical risk and reliability, starting with LSD2000 (Melbourne, Australia), IWS2002 (Tokyo and Kamakura, Japan), LSD2003 (Cambridge, USA), Georisk2004 (Bangalore, India), Taipei2006 (Taipei, Taiwan), the 1st ISGSR (Shanghai, China, 2007), the 2nd ISGSR (Gifu, Japan, 2009), the 3rd ISGSR (Munich, Germany, 2011) and the 4th ISGSR (Hong Kong, 2013).

Geotechnical Risk and Safety

Author: Yusuke Honjo
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0415498740
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Communication of risks within a transparent and accountable framework is essential in view of increasing mobility and the complexity of the modern society and the field of geotechnical engineering does not form an exception. As a result, modern risk assessment and management are required in all aspects of geotechnical issues, such as planning, design, construction of geotechnical structures, mitigation of geo-hazards, management of large construction projects, maintenance of structures and life-cycle cost evaluation. This volume discusses: 1. Evaluation and control of uncertainties through investigation, design and construction of geotechnical structures; 2. Performance-based specifications, reliability based design and limit state design of geotechnical structures, and design code developments; 3. Risk assessment and management of geo-hazards, such as landslides, earthquakes, debris flow, etc.; 4. Risk management issues concerning large geotechnical construction projects; 5. Repair and maintenance strategies of geotechnical structures. Intended for researchers and practitioners in geotechnical, geological, infrastructure and construction engineering.

Reliability and Statistics in Geotechnical Engineering

Author: Gregory B. Baecher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470871253
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Risk and reliability analysis is an area of growing importance in geotechnical engineering, where many variables have to be considered. Statistics, reliability modeling and engineering judgement are employed together to develop risk and decision analyses for civil engineering systems. The resulting engineering models are used to make probabilistic predictions, which are applied to geotechnical problems. Reliability & Statistics in Geotechnical Engineering comprehensively covers the subject of risk and reliability in both practical and research terms * Includes extensive use of case studies * Presents topics not covered elsewhere--spatial variability and stochastic properties of geological materials * No comparable texts available Practicing engineers will find this an essential resource as will graduates in geotechnical engineering programmes.

Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering

Author: Kok-Kwang Phoon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781138892866
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Establishes Geotechnical Reliability as Fundamentally Distinct from Structural Reliability Reliability-based design is relatively well established in structural design. Its use is less mature in geotechnical design, but there is a steady progression towards reliability-based design as seen in the inclusion of a new Annex D on "Reliability of Geotechnical Structures" in the third edition of ISO 2394. Reliability-based design can be viewed as a simplified form of risk-based design where different consequences of failure are implicitly covered by the adoption of different target reliability indices. Explicit risk management methodologies are required for large geotechnical systems where soil and loading conditions are too varied to be conveniently slotted into a few reliability classes (typically three) and an associated simple discrete tier of target reliability indices. Provides Realistic Practical Guidance Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering makes these reliability and risk methodologies more accessible to practitioners and researchers by presenting soil statistics which are necessary inputs, by explaining how calculations can be carried out using simple tools, and by presenting illustrative or actual examples showcasing the benefits and limitations of these methodologies. With contributions from a broad international group of authors, this text: Presents probabilistic models suited for soil parameters Provides easy-to-use Excel-based methods for reliability analysis Connects reliability analysis to design codes (including LRFD and Eurocode 7) Maximizes value of information using Bayesian updating Contains efficient reliability analysis methods Accessible To a Wide Audience Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering presents all the "need-to-know" information for a non-specialist to calculate and interpret the reliability index and risk of geotechnical structures in a realistic and robust way. It suits engineers, researchers, and students who are interested in the practical outcomes of reliability and risk analyses without going into the intricacies of the underlying mathematical theories.

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground

Author: Charles W.W. Ng
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203879986
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This volume comprises a collection of four special lectures, six general reports and 112 papers presented at the Sixth International Symposium of Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (IS-Shanghai) held between 10 and 12 April 2008 in Shanghai, China. The Symposium was organised by Tongji University and the following themes were covered: 1. Analysis and numerical modelling of deep excavations 2. Construction method, ground treatment, and conditioning for tunnelling 3. Case histories 4. Safety issues, risk analysis, hazard management and control 5. Physical and numerical modelling 6. Calculation, design methods, and predictive tools This volume provides a valuable source of information on the the state-of-the-art in geotechnical engineering associated with the design, construction and monitoring of tunnels and excavations in soft ground, and will be of interest to academics and professionals involved in these areas.

Risk analysis IV

Author: Wessex Institute of Technology
Publisher: Wit Pr/Computational Mechanics
ISBN: 9781853127366
Format: PDF
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The analysis and management of risk and the mitigation of hazards is of fundamental importance to planners and researchers around the world. The papers featured in this book come from the fourth in the popular international conference series on this subject and cover areas such as: Estimation of Risk; Man-Made Risk; Seismic Hazard; External Events - Terrorism and Sabotage; Risk Perception and Philosophy; Landslides and Slope Movements; Data Collection Analysis; Emergency Response; Soil and Water Contamination; and Air Quality Studies.

GeoRisk 2011

Author: C. Hsein Juang
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 0784411832
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Proceedings of GeoRisk 2011: Geotechnical Risk Assessment and Management, held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 26¿28, 2011. Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE.This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 127 peer-reviewed papers that address uncertainties in the geologic environment, covering new and continuing work on geohazard mitigation, uncertainty modeling, and risk assessment and management.Topics include: characterization and modeling of variability of soils across scales; earth structures/slopes; earthquake engineering and soil dynamics; engineering geology and site characterization; geotechnical assessment, characterization, and design for risk management; hazards/risks; limit state design in geotechnical engineering; load and resistance factor design (LRFD) for foundation systems; probabilistic/simulation methods; quantitative risk analysis for embankments, dams, and slopes; retaining structures; risk and reliability in geoenvironmental engineering; uncertainty analysis; and uncertainty modeling.This collection offers researchers and practitioners in all fields of geotechnical engineering essential information on identifying and managing risks

Flood Risk Management

Author: Task Committee on Flood Safety Policies and Practices
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 0784478589
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Prepared by the Task Committee on Flood Safety Policies and Practices of ASCE. In 2005, the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina graphically revealed the vulnerability of U.S. communities to the loss of life and property resulting from flooding. In the aftermath, the American Society of Civil Engineers issued a call for action to address growing flood losses and threats to public safety. Then, in 2012, Hurricane Sandy found the nation still unprepared and unaware of the magnitude of flood risk. ASCE charged a task committee with investigating the extent to which the lessons learned from the failure of the hurricane protection system during Hurricane Katrina have been incorporated into the planning, design, construction, and management of engineered water resources projects. The investigation would provide a basis for influencing changes in national policy and engineering practice related to flood safety. The committee met with government agencies, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, and those affected by Katrina and subsequent disasters. The committee concluded that the federal government, in close collaboration with state, tribal, and local governments, concerned public and private organizations, and the public at large, must develop and use forward-thinking flood risk management processes. Doing so would reduce the nationÕs vulnerability to dangers and damages resulting from floods while concurrently protecting natural resources, enhancing the functions of floodplains, and supporting wise and sustainable economic development of appropriate coast and river areas. A must-read for key decision-makers and any member of the public living on or near water, this report highlights the difference between doing what weÕve been doingÑreactively recover from catastrophic eventsÑand doing what we must doÑproactively minimize the life-changing impacts of floods and hurricanes.