The nature of uncertainties and various statistical methods for evaluating these are described. The risk of ultimate failure and second moment methods of estimation with particular relevance to ship structures are presented and the paper concludes with an outline of the shortcomings of such theoretical analyses. A note is made of other areas of risk such as human error and fire which would give rise to larger degrees of uncertainty than structural reliability. Order from BSRA as No. 51,560.

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    • From the First Graduate School for West European Graduate Education in Marine Technology on Advanced Ship Design Techniques, held at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 5-21 September 1978, Structural Design: Module 3.
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    Newcastle upon Tyne University, England

    Claremont Tower, NE1 7RU
    Newcastle upon Tyne,   England 
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  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00302308
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM