Simulation as an alternative to codified risk-based engineering design

P. Marek, Achintya Haldar

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Abstract

The engineering profession has accepted the risk-based design in the form of Load and Resistance Factors design (LRFD) concept. However, a large number of practicing engineers do not use it in everyday design. Lack of education may be a reason for this avoidance. Another major complaint is that the current LRFD-based codified approach cannot estimate the reliability of real structures. Simulation could be an attractive alternative considering the recent significant improvement in computational power. However, the question remains whether the simulation-based design concept is mature enough to be considered as an alternative to the currently available codified approach. An international community of scholars, scientists, practicing engineers, and students met in a colloquium in the summer of 2002 in Prague, Czech Republic, to evaluate the role of simulation in engineering design. Their comments, observations, and recommendations are summarized here to help generate more interest on the subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication4th International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, ISUMA 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages222-227
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0769519970, 9780769519975
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event4th International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, ISUMA 2003 - College Park, United States
Duration: Sep 21 2003Sep 24 2003

Other

Other4th International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, ISUMA 2003
CountryUnited States
CityCollege Park
Period9/21/039/24/03

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Keywords

  • Civil engineering
  • Computational modeling
  • Design engineering
  • Engineering profession
  • Guidelines
  • Power engineering and energy
  • Power engineering computing
  • Process design
  • Reliability engineering
  • Uncertainty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Control and Optimization
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Marek, P., & Haldar, A. (2003). Simulation as an alternative to codified risk-based engineering design. In 4th International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, ISUMA 2003 (pp. 222-227). [1236166] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISUMA.2003.1236166