Available in 2018

Course handbook

Description

The aim of this course is to apply probability, statistics, geostatistics and advanced numerical methods in geotechnical risk analysis. Its purpose is to provide fundamentals for reliability based design and risk management in geotechnical engineering.


Availability2018 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Quantify the uncertainties in the engineering properties of soils and rocks using statistics

2. Demonstrate their understanding of random field theory

3. Conduct reliability analysis of geo-structures using simple probabilistic methods

4. Understand the basic concepts of random finite element method

5. Conduct reliability analysis of geo-structures using the random finite element method

6. Conduct reliability based design of geo-structures.

7. Apply Bayesian statistics in risk management in geotechnical engineering


Content

• Soil variability and uncertainty quantification

• Spatial variability and random field theory

• Simple probabilistic methods for reliability analysis in geotechnical engineering

• Random finite element method • Reliability based design in geotechnical engineering

• Bayesian statistics and risk management in geotechnical engineering  


Requisite

This course has similarities to CIVL4240. If you have successfully completed CIVL4240, you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

CIVL2040 Engineering Probabilities


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Written Assignment: Assignment 3 *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Contact hours

Callaghan

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term