School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Structural Reliability

  • Monday 13 - Friday 17 November 2017: Date not confirmed

This course provides you with an understanding of the fundamental principles of structural reliability and an appreciation of some advanced aspects which you will apply to a number of realistic problems, both analytically and numerically.

The course combines analysis techniques, probabilistics, and the application of statistical information in the presentation of concepts associated with the reliability analysis of structures. We'll describe material, load, and resistance properties, and show how Monte-Carlo and FORM methods of reliability analysis are developed and applied. You'll then use these, with the statistical information, to analyse realistic and tractable structural reliability problems using structural mechanics principles to explore the methodology.

Your learning will be enhanced by an industry led seminar day.

Objectives and Outline

Structural Reliability

Course Objectives

The course provides you with:

  • an understanding of the concept of structural reliability and its definitions in the context of structural engineering
  • experience of qualification and quantification of structural reliability: statistical measurements of material and structure uncertainty, risk assessment and acceptability
  • experience of the computation of structural reliability using alternative methods as a function of the nature of the mathematical model associated with the problem
  • an appreciation of calibration and assessment methodologies applied to new and existing structures
  • familiarisation with software application

Course Outline

  1. Review of probability theory.
  2. Statistical properties of structural materials and members.
  3. Structural reliability assessment for components and systems.
  4. Integration and simulation methods.
  5. Second-moment and transformation methods.
  6. Codes and structural reliability.
  7. Software application.
  • Monday 13 - Friday 17 November 2017: Date not confirmed

Further Information

Structural Reliability

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8304) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Presenters

Structural Reliability

Presenters

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Fees

Structural Reliability

Fees

  • Structural Reliability
    • £1275

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

[ Information about Cancellations ]

Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £350, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).