Recent Development in Geotechnical Reliability

Summary by Jie Zhang: This paper reviews the development of geotechnical reliability prior to and in early 1990s. In particular, the application of geotechnical reliability in the following areas are reviewed: (1) environmental geotechnology, (2) offshore foundations, (3) load and resistance factor design, (4) effect of geologic anomalies; (5) statistical evaluation of soil properties, (6) probabilistic slope stability analysis, and (7) problems related to earthquake hazards. Several papers based on actual case histories are described. Observed that there was an increasing awareness by the geotechnical profession to the benefits of, and needs for, geotechnical reliability methods, suggestions were made to transfer the geotechnical reliability technology to practitioners through education and well-documented case studies. Finally, the challenges, directions and opportunities in some fields of geotechnical reliability were discussed, including computer-aided geotechnical evaluation, system reliability consideration, probabilistic observational methods, hazard mitigation, and reliability-based design and regulations.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: p 118
  • Monograph Title: Geotechnical Safety and Reliability: Honoring Wilson H. Tang

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01689740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784480731
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Dec 27 2018 10:56AM