Danko Jerez, Insitute for Risk and Reliability, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Simulation Methods for Reliability-Based Design Optimization and Model Updating of Civil Engineering Structures and Systems (2023)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Beer
Keywords: Reliability-based design optimization, Bayesian model updating, Structural dynamics, Water distribution networks, Contaminant source detection, Advanced simulation methods
Civil engineering assets, such as bridges and water distribution networks, are crucial components of modern human environments and are inherently subject to uncertainty. This thesis proposes methods for the reliability-based design optimization and model updating of civil engineering structures and systems, for whose formulation probability theory concepts play an instrumental role. A key implementation aspect pertains to the adoption of stochastic simulation techniques, which yield valuable insight about the systems of interest as a byproduct of solution processes. Overall, the reported findings indicate that the proposed approaches constitute potentially useful tools to assist practical decision-making processes in civil engineering.
More information on Dankos's work:
- Jerez, Danko: Simulation methods for reliability-based design optimization and model updating of civil engineering structures and systems. Hannover : Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität, Diss., 2023, xx, 312 S., DOI: https://doi.org/10.15488/14122