Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures

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Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures contains the plenary lectures and papers presented at the 11th International Conference on STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY (ICOSSAR2013, New York, NY, USA, 16-20 June 2013), and covers major aspects of safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of structures and infrastructures, with special focus on advanced technologies, analytical and computational methods of risk analysis, probability-based design and regulations, smart systems and materials, life-cycle cost analysis, damage assessment, social aspects, urban planning, and industrial applications. Emerging concepts as well as state-of-the-art and novel applications of reliability principles in all types of structural systems and mechanical components are included. Civil, marine, mechanical, transportation, nuclear and aerospace applications are discussed.

The unique knowledge, ideas and insights make this set of a book of abstracts and searchable, full paper USBdevice must-have literature for researchers and practitioners involved with safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of structures and infrastructures.

Table of Contents

Preface
Organization

1. Keynotes

Life-cycle design of bridges under multiple hazards: Earthquake, tsunami, and continuous deterioration
M. Akiyama & D.M. Frangopol

Performance-based earthquake engineering: From basic concepts to practical design methods
L. Esteva & O. Diaz

Probabilistic models, methods, and decisions in earthquake engineering
T. Haukaas

Bayesian system identification and response predictions robust to modeling uncertainty
J.L. Beck

Long-term safety evaluation of nuclear containment structure and optimal target reliability level based on life-cycle cost
S.-H. Kim

Managing structural safety and reliability in adaptation to climate change
H.O. Madsen


2. Mini-symposia and organized sessions abstracts
Communicating risk under high uncertainty: Developing cross-disciplinary knowledge
Organizers: L. Alison, G. Mythen, M. Beer & R.B. Corotis

Police communication: The uncertain logic of risk
M. Lee & A. McGovern

Crime, risk and needs assessment. Communicating risk in offenders’ focused prevention
E.N. Baillergeau

Project risk management in construction: Developing modeling tools to favour a multidisciplinary approach
D. Breysse, E. Tepeli, F. Khartabil, F. Taillandier, R. Mehdizadeh & D. Morand

Quantification of risk aversion in decisions related to safety of nuclear power plants
E.J. Cha & B.R. Ellingwood

Anticipatory governance and risk perception
A.G. Hom

Avoiding errors through collaboration
F. Knoll

No risk reports – An analysis of crime risk assessment reports in New SouthWales (Australia)
M. Lee & G. Clancey

Risk communication and black swans – dealing with uncertainty by categorization
O.A. Lindaas & K.A. Pettersen

Risk perception vs. risk reality
T. Micic

The curse of the black swan: Embracing major improbable events as harbingers rather than as aberrations
J. Mueller

Communicating the risk of rare events common observations from structural, environmental, pharmaceutical and business disciplines
R.L. Mullen, C. Bennet, N.B. Saleh & G.R. Niehaus

Managing security under high uncertainty: Institutional strategies and dilemmas
G. Mythen

Risk perception of natural hazards: Effective communication of U.S. regional consequences and risks
D.E. Oliver & R.B. Corotis

A market in safety. The ‘neoliberal’ politics of urban fire protection in Australia
P. O’Malley &A. Lombard

High medical technology governance: The new stakeholder’s map
J.D.R. Álvarez

Unified quantitative criteria for management of regional risk
S.A. Timashev


Mechanics of materials with random microstructure
Organizers: S.R. Arwade & L. Graham-Brady

Bounds on meso-scale random field representations of heterogeneous materials
K. Acton

Stochastic analysis of precipitates in a material grain
A. Der Kiureghian, D.C. Chrzan & S.Weissman

Nonlinear multiscale modeling of random heterogeneous materials
X.F. Xu


Uncertainty in the development of wind energy systems
Organizers: S.R. Arwade & L. Manuel

Predicting the extreme loads on a wind turbine considering uncertainty in airfoil data
I. Abdallah, A. Natarajan & J.D. Sørensen

Reliability analysis of monopile offshore wind turbine support structures
W. Carswell, S.R. Arwade, A.T. Myers & J.F. Hajjar

Probabilistic modeling of joint hurricane-induced wind and wave hazards to offshore wind farms on the atlantic coast
V. Valamanesh, A.T. Myers & S.R. Arwade

Quantifying the hurricane risk to offshore wind power in the United States
S. Rose, M.J. Small, P. Jaramillo, I. Grossmann & J. Apt

Assessing fatigue and ultimate load uncertainty in floating offshore wind turbines due to varying simulation length
G. Stewart, M. Lackner, L. Haid, D. Matha, J. Jonkman &A. Robertson

Assessment of wind turbine loading in stable atmospheric boundary layers based on conditionally simulated inflow fields
J. Xiao, D. Zuo & J. McNeill


Innovation in Structural Health Monitoring (ISHM): Current trends and applications
Organizers: I. Bartoli, A. Kontsos & S. Salamone

Non-propagating lamb mode extraction for reference-free crack detection
Y.-K. An & H. Sohn

On the use of imperialist competitive algorithm for guided waves based structural health monitoring
A. Bagheri, K. Li & P. Rizzo

Monitoring the scour phenomenon in the tabasco region of Mexico
A.F. Callewaert & B.S. Schorn

Structural health monitoring of unique structures: Normandy and Tancarville
A.A. Chaperon & B.S. Schorn

SHM of civil structures: Expectations and perspectives
A.D. Grosso

Rapid structural identification methods for highway bridges: Towards a greater understanding of large populations
J. DeVitis, D. Masceri, A.E. Aktan & F. Moon

Crack pattern quantification of concrete structures based on fractal analysis
A. Farhidzadeh, E. Dehghan-Niri & S. Salamone

Ensemble scenario analysis for the statistical performance evaluation of an NDE-based damage prognosis methodology
M. Gobbato, J.P. Conte & J.B. Kosmatka

Lamb wave tomography utilizing acoustic emission sources in plate like structures
J.P. Koduru, S. Momeni, M. Gonzalez &V. Godinez

Electrical methods for structural health monitoring of composite (aero) structures
V. Kostopoulos, A. Vavouliotis, A. Baltopoulos & N. Athanassopoulos

Acoustic emission wireless node for structural health monitoring of bridges
O. Ley, V.F. Godínez-Azcuaga, D.J. Inman & J.R. Farmer

A wireless system for structural health monitoring of wind turbine blades
O. Ley &V.F. Godinez-Azcuaga

A fiber-optic acoustic emission sensor for SHM
S. Momeni, J.P. Koduru, V. Godinez &A.D. Nguyen

Structural integrity of composite structures containing degrading fiber waviness and local porosity
I.I. Qamhia, E.M. Lauer-Hunt & R.F. El-Hajjar

Numerical and experimental characteristic of 3D MEMS AE sensors
H. Saboonchi & D. Ozevin

Identification of failure mechanisms in fiber reinforced composites by acoustic emission analysis
M.G.R. Sause

Structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure using carbon nanotube-based sensing composites
Th. Schumacher, H.B. Dai & E.T. Thostenson

Optical metrology an essential tool for structural health monitoring
E. Schwartz, J. Tyson &A. Kontsos

GPS_based remote optical monitoring system for structural inspection
S. Sumitro, S. Nishimura, H. Matsuda & I. Bartoli

Novel optico-acoustic sensing system for cross-validated structural health monitoring
P.A. Vanniamparambil, J. Cuadra, E. Schwartz, F. Khan, I. Bartoli & A. Kontsos

Integrated health monitoring system for damage detection in civil structural components
P.A. Vanniamparambil, F. Khan, R. Carmi, A. Kontsos & I. Bartoli

Acoustic emission characterization of early corrosion in prestressed concrete exposed to salt water
W. Vélez, F. Matta & P.H. Ziehl

Inkjet-printed silver patch antenna for wireless strain sensing
X. Yi, C. Cho, Y.Wang, T. Le, M.M. Tentzeris & R.T. Leon


Engineering analyses with vague and imprecise information
Organizers: M. Beer, I. Kougioumtzoglou, E. Patelli, K.K. Phoon &V. Kreinovich

Structural reliability of bridges with vague information on its corrosion process
D. De Leon, D. Delgado & J.C. Arteaga

Process-oriented verification in biomechanics
E. Auer,W. Luther & R. Cuypers

Aggregation of not necessarily independent opinions without full conservatism
M. Basili & L. Pratelli

Comparing intervals and moments for the quantification of coarse information
M. Beer & V. Kreinovich

Random sets-based system for geotechnical site investigation – estimation of sounding density
D. Boumezerane & S. Belkacemi

Uncertainty characterization for structural systems
E.D. Elwood & R.B. Corotis

Limit state functions and parameter depending uncertainty described by sets of probability measures
T. Fetz

Interval Monte Carlo simulation with neural network based surrogate models
S. Freitag, R.L. Muhanna & W. Graf

Model uncertainty and gross errors in preliminary design of buildings – a round robin investigation
M. Fröderberg & S. Thelandersson

Interval solution and robust validation of uncertain elastic beams
S. Gabriele, C. Valente & M. De Angelis

Analysis of dynamical processes under consideration of polymorphic uncertainty
W. Graf, M. Götz & M. Kaliske

Assessment of reliability intervals under scarce statistical information by means of the bootstrap and the reliability plot
J.E. Hurtado & D.A. Alvarez

Calibration of partial safety factors for foundation design of offshore structures
F. Nadim, S. Lacasse & Y.J. Choi

A probabilistic model for predicting creep deformation of high-performance concrete members
Y.H. Kim & J.-W. Bai

Fuzzy stochastic finite element reliability analysis of structures by interval MCS and FORM
D.G. Lu, P.Y. Song, R.J. Xin & Q. Li

Determination of redundancy in structures using interval uncertainty analysis
M. Modares & S. Amirshaghaghi

Statistical analysis and spatial distribution of mortar joint thickness for clay block masonry walls
N. Mojsilović

Lunar seismic structural analysis
S. Mottaghi & H. Benaroya

Probability bounds for the system response of non-linear structures
R.L. Mullen & R.L. Muhanna

Closed-form sensitivities of the frequency domain response of structural systems with interval uncertainties
G. Muscolino, R. Santoro & A. Sofi

Analysis and computation with hybrid random set stochastic models
M. Oberguggenberger

LRFD implementation for static bearing capacity of driven piles
J.H. Park, D. Kim, J.H. Lee, M. Chung & K. Kwak

Online segmentation of acoustic emission data streams for detection of damages in composites structures in unconstrained environments
V. Placet, E. Ramasso, L. Boubakar & N. Zerhouni

Characterizing a building class via key features and index buildings for class-level vulnerability functions
K. Porter & I.H. Cho

Interval concepts for structural analysis with applications
M.V. Rama Rao, M. Beer & R. Ravikumar

Verified stochastic methods – Evolution of the Dempster-Shafer with intervals (DSI) toolbox
G. Rebner, D. Sacher & W. Luther

Handling bias and uncertainty in model verification, validation, and extrapolation associated with heated pipes pressurized to failure
V. Romero, J.F. Dempsey, B. Antmm, G.Wellman & M. Sherman

Load reconstruction in structural vibration using an inverse spectral approach
T. Saraf & H. Benaroya

Slope reliability analysis considering correlation between shear strength parameters from the copula viewpoint
X.-S. Tang, D.-Q. Li, C.-B. Zhou & K.K. Phoon

Effect of seismic aftershock uncertainty on mainshock collapse probabilities for woodframe buildings
J. van de Lindt, N. Nazari &Y. Li

CPT-based probabilistic site characterization in geotechnical engineering
Y.Wang & Z. Cao

Optimal design of structures for crashworthiness under imprecise loading
E.J.Wehrle & H. Baier

Uncertain limit analysis of structures using fuzzy approach
D.Wu, C.Wang, X.L. Cui,W. Gao & F. Tin-Loi

Incomplete modal data-based structural model updating accommodating multiple uncertainties by employing wireless sensor network
W.-J. Yan & L.S. Katafygiotis

Structural reliability analysis with imprecise probability using interval importance sampling method
H. Zhang

Spatial analysis of time-series data with uncertainties for the groundwater contamination control
H.-S. Kim, G.-H. Lee, C.-K. Chung & H.-K. Kim


Resilient structures, infrastructures and communities under natural and man-made hazards
Organizers: P. Bocchini & D.M. Frangopol

Multi-hazard life-cycle cost analysis for bridges elevated with steel pedestals
V. Bisadi, P. Gardoni & M. Head

Computational procedure for the assisted multi-phase resilience-oriented disaster management of transportation systems
P. Bocchini

Resilience of ambulance service during emergency
G.P. Cimellaro, V. Arcidiacono, A.M. Reinhom & M. Bruneau

Pre-event probabilistic assessment of seismic resilience of bridges along a highway segment
A. Decò, D.M. Frangopol & P. Bocchini

Probabilistic assessment of dynamic instability of frame structures under seismic excitations
D. Deniz, J. Song, J.F. Hajjar & T.H. Nguyen

RISE: A method for the design of resilient infrastructures and structures against emergencies
F. Petrini, F. Bontempi & L. Giuliani

Seismic reliability assessment of bridge networks by statistical learning
K. Rokneddin, J. Ghosh, L. Dueñas-Osorio & J.E. Padgett

A framework for assessing the effectiveness of resilience enhancement strategies for interdependent infrastructure systems
A. Shafieezadeh, K. Leelardcharoen & L. Dueñas-Osorio

Resilience of precast frame structures under corrosion
A. Titi & F. Biondini

Quantitative measurement of social impacts for infrastructure sustainability assessment
T. Zinke & T. Ummenhofer


Analytical, statistical and simulation methods for the reliability and risk assessment of lifeline systems and associated structures
Organizers: L. Dueñas-Osorio & W. Liu

A study on the advanced relaxed linear programming bounds method for system reliability
Y. Chang & Y. Mori

An adaptive importance sampling scheme for efficient reliability analysis
H.Z. Dai & H. Zhang

Resource allocation in infrastructure networks within the context of disaster management
A. González, M. Sánchez-Silva, A. Medaglia & L. Dueñas-Osorio

Multihazard capacitated reliability of interdependent networks with multistate components
M. Javanbarg & C. Scawthom

Seismic performance assessment of interdependent lifeline networks using logical expansion of recursive decomposition algorithm
Y. Kim & W.-H. Kang

Time-varying seismic reliability analysis of representative US Southwestern bridge transportation networks
N. Kurtz, J. Song & P. Gardoni

Evaluation of topological strength of water-supply pipeline network at earthquakes using topological index
Y. Kuwata & I. Okamoto

Seismic functional reliability analysis and optimization design of water distribution network
W. Liu & J. Li

A probabilistic model for seismic damage to buried segmented pipe
M. O’Rourke & R. Roe-Dale

Reliability bounds using multicut-high dimensional model representation
B.N. Rao & A.S. Balu

Analytical reliability assessment of reconfigurable power distribution systems
J. Rojo & L. Dueñas-Osorio

Efficient seismic risk assessments in highway bridge networks with correlated bridge failures
K. Rokneddin, I. Hernandez-Fajardo & L. Dueñas-Osorio

Role of correlation in seismic demand and building damage in estimating losses under scenario earthquake
S. Vitoontus & B.R. Ellingwood


Young researchers in performance-based earthquake engineering
Organizers: C. Galasso & S. Rezaeian

Seismic hazard analysis using simulated ground motions
M. Dabaghi, A. Der Kiureghian, S. Rezaeian & N. Luco

Seismic risk assessment for communities of buildings
D.J. DeBock, K.Y. Kim & A.B. Liel

A framework for physical simulation of critical infrastructures, accounting for interdependencies and uncertainty
P. Franchin

Multivariate probabilistic damage models for performance-based earthquake engineering
A.J. Yazdi & T. Haukaas

Structural component databases for performance-based earthquake engineering
D.G. Lignos, E. Karamanci & N. Al-Sawwa

Introducing adaptive incremental dynamic analysis: A new tool for linking ground motion selection and structural response assessment
T. Lin & J.W. Baker

Recent advances and ongoing efforts in developing earthquake ground motion maps and time series for building codes and risk quantification
N. Luco & S. Rezaeian

Research findings and needs in performance-based seismic assessment of masonry constructions
F. Parisi

Models and issues in history-dependent mainshock hazard
B. Polidoro, I. Iervolino, E. Chioccarelli & M. Giorgio

Development of earthquake vulnerability functions for tall buildings
N. Shome, N. Jayaram & M. Rahnama

Stochastic ground motion modeling: Opportunities and challenges for seismic hazard description in probabilistic risk assessment
A.A. Taflanidis, C. Vetter & R. Dunbar

Real time post earthquake damage assessment of lifeline systems using broadcasted intensity measure maps
M. Torbol & M. Shinozuka


Probabilistic modeling, analysis and simulation for large scale and complex systems
Organizers: R. Ghanem, C. Soize & W.-K. Liu

Hybrid sampling/spectral method for solving stochastic coupled problems
M. Arnst, C. Soize & R. Ghanem

A coupling method for stochastic continuum models at different scales
R. Cottereau, Y. Le Guennec, D. Clouteau & C. Soize

Quantification of margins and uncertainties using multiple gates and conditional probabilities
G. Iaccarino, D. Sharp & J. Glimm

Parallel data assimilation for high dimensional state space models
M. Khalil,W. Subber & A. Sarkar

Stochastic buckling analysis of carbon nanotubes
N.M. Anoop Krishnan & D. Ghosht

Uncertainty quantification of diffusion maps
H. Meidani & R. Ghanem

Probabilistic modeling and simulation of CO2 storage in heterogeneous geological formations
T. Okhulkova, D. Clouteau, R. Cottereau & R. Farret

Molecular dynamics simulations based magnetic pulse regulation on suspension settlement of magneto-rheological fluids
Y.B. Peng, Y. Feng, J.B. Chen & J. Li

Use of multi-fidelity approximations in uncertainty quantification of complex simulation models
O. Roderick, M. Anitescu, Y. Peet & X. Zhang

A pragmatic UQ system and decision strategy for representing and propagating uncertainty in expensive engineering applications
V.J. Romero

Multiaxial probabilistic elastic–plastic constitutive simulation of soils
A. Sadrinezhad & K. Sett

Scalable two-level domain decomposition algorithms for stochastic systems
W. Subber & A. Sarkar

Stochastic upscaling approach to solve coupled equations arising from heat transfer and flow through porous media
R. Tipireddy, R. Ghanem & E.T. Phipps


Development of the GEM vulnerability functions
Organizer: A. Kiremidjian

Derivation of analytical vulnerability functions considering modeling uncertainties
D. D’Ayala & A. Meslem

Sensitivity of empirical fragility assessment of buildings to the misclassification of damage
I. Ioannou, T. Rossetto, H.-Y. Noh & A.S. Kiremidjian

Estimating structural collapse fragility of generic building typologies using expert judgment
K. Jaiswal, D.J.Wald, D. Perkins,W.P. Aspinall & A.S. Kiremidjian

Bayesian analysis of earthquake casualty rates
H. Noh, A. Kiremidjian, D. Jaiswal & E. So

Development of empirical fragility functions using Gaussian Kernel smoothing methods
H. Noh, A. Kiremidjian & D. Lallemant

Tall building analytical seismic vulnerability functions for the global earthquake model
D. Vamvatsikos & K. Porter


Recent advances &  future challenges in computational stochastic dynamics
Organizers: I.A. Kougioumtzoglou, M. Beer, P.D. Spanos & A. Naess

Rotational domains for a nonlinear stochastic Mathieu equation
P. Alevras, D. Yurchenko & A. Naess

Short-term statistics of Extreme Ocean waves in space-time domain
F. Arena &A. Romolo

Analytical estimates of time-variant failure probability for linear elastic systems subjected to fully non-stationary stochastic earthquake excitation
M. Barbato & J.P. Conte

Scaling of statistics of strength and lifetime of quasibrittle structures: Problems and progress
Z.P. Bažant & J.-L. Le

On the influence of the power spectrum distribution on the peak response evaluation
P. Cacciola

Computational nonlinear stochastic dynamics with model uncertainties and nonstationary stochastic excitation
E. Capiez-Lemout, C. Soize & M.-P. Mignolet

Sensitivity analysis of a stochastic nonlinear energy pumping system
E. Cataldo, S. Bellizzi & R. Sampaio

Investigating the randomness in the outcome of a die throw.
M.N. Chatzis & A.W. Smyth

A PDEM-based dimension-reduction of FPK equation for high-dimensional stochastic dynamics
J.B. Chen, S.R. Yuan & J. Li

An artificial neural network based approach for power spectrum estimation subject to limited and/or missing data
L.A. Comerford, I.A. Kougioumtzoglou & M. Beer

A fractional calculus framework for the statistics of nonlinear stochastic dynamic equations under stationary non-white excitations
G. Cottone & F. Biagini

Linear stochastic systems of descriptor type: theory and applications
B. Gashi & A.A. Pantelous

Noise-induced transitions for solutions of stochastic differential equations
M. Grigoriu

First-excursion time problem for dynamic systems under renewal impulse processes: Approach based on integro-differential Chapman-Kolmogorov equations
R. Iwankiewicz

A Wiener path integral technique for determining the response of a bending beam with random material properties
I.A. Kougioumtzoglou & P.D. Spanos

Time-domain representation of frequency dependent inertial forces on offshore structures
S. Krenk

FE based solution of FPK equations for nonlinear oscillators driven by colored Gaussian noise
P. Kumar, S. Narayanan & S. Gupta

A non-separable stochastic model for simulating pulse-like ground motions
A. Lrmgu & A. Giaralis

Synthesis of response spectrum compatible earthquake records describing the Italian seismic hazard
S. Maracay, M. Ciampoli, D. Cecini & A. Palmeri

Stochastic response of seismically excited structures equipped with two-terminal flywheel devices for passive vibration control
L. Marian & A. Giaralis

Calculation of multi-dimensional pdfs for nonlinear mechanical systems with applications
W. Martens & U. vonWagner

Identifying quasi-wavelet models of random heterogeneous media
C.L. Pettit, S.N. Vecherin & D.K.Wilson

Risk analysis on horizontal drill-string dynamics
T.G. Ritto & R. Sampaio

Response analysis of piping systems containing turbulent fluids and under external random excitations
C.W.S. To & X. Dai

Nonlinear shell structures with large uncertainties and under nonstationary random excitations
C.W.S. To

A novel hysteretic multiscale finite element method for nonlinear dynamic analysis of heterogeneous structures
S.P. Triantafyllou & E.N. Chatzi

Simulation of drift-diffusion processes by quantum walks
Y.Wang

A variational framework on stochastic dynamics
X.F. Xu

Aleatory uncertainties involved in strong nonlinear behavior
I. Yoshida & M. Ishimaru

Stability of a stochastic ship crane
D. Yurchenko & P. Alevras


Generalized engineering reliability – a physical approach
Organizers: J. Li & J. Chen

PDEM-based global reliability evaluation for large civil structures
J.B. Chen, S.H. Zhang & J. Li

Calibration of the HRB400 strength characteristic value and the partial coefficient
D. Xiaotan & Z. Dilong

Reliability-based damage performance analysis of base isolated structures
D. Du, S.Wang & W. Liu

Finite mixture distribution of random variable and its application
W. Fan,W. Zhang, Z. Li & Z. Chen

An efficient response sensitivity analysis method for a bounding surface plasticity sandy soil model
Q. Gu, G.Wang & S. Huang

Reliability-based optimal control of bounded-uncertain quasi Hamiltonian systems
R.H. Huan

Numerical analysis of joint probability density of structural natural frequencies based on recursive stochastic finite element method
B. Huang, Y. Jing, H. Zhang & R.F. Seresh

Damage identification of structures with unknown excitations using adaptive quadratic sum square error with AR model
H. Huang & J.N. Yang

Study on reliability assessment based on sensitivity analysis and support vector machine
S.F. Jiang & D.B. Fu

Estimation of overall nonlinearity of an engineering site using surface strong earthquake recordings
J. Liang & Y. He

PDEM-Based general reliability assessment of nonlinear structures subjected to seismic loading
Z. Liu, B. Zhen & Y.Wan

An extended first order reliability method based on generalized Nataf transformation
D.G. Lu, P.Y. Song & Y.F. Liu

Analysis of global reliability of structures: FORM vs. HOMM
D.G. Lu & P.Y. Song

Three dimensional responses of RC bridges under spatially varying seismic excitation
C. Peña & A. Haldar

Evolution of seismic fragility curves over design ERAS for single-frame multispan continuous concrete box-girder bridges in California
K. Ramanathan, J.E. Padgett & R. DesRoches

A dynamic Bayesian network model for structural time-dependent reliability with deterioration
H. Sun & Z.Wu

Multi-dimensional fragility methodology for highway bridges under earthquakes
Q.Wang, Z.Wu & Z. Jia

Probability advection for stochastic dynamic systems. Part I: Theory
C. Yin & A. Kareem

Probability advection for stochastic dynamic systems. Part II: The evolutionary characteristic kernel method
C. Yin & A. Kareem

Consideration to application of reliability theory for railway engineering structures in China
Z. Yuling, L. Xiaoguang & P. Yongjie

Point estimates for time variant reliability with consideration of parameter uncertainties
Y.G. Zhao & Z.H. Lu


Risk-based assessment and mitigation for multiple hazards
Organizers: Y. Li & J.E. Padgett

An assessment of damage costs due to hurricane wind and hurricane-induced storm surge considering the impacts of climate change
S. Bjarnadottir, Y. Li & M.G. Stewart

Acceptance of risk due to competing wind and earthquake hazards
E.J. Cha & B.R. Ellingwood

Multi-hazard risk assessment: Moving beyond single, probabilistic models
S.D. Guikema, R. Nateghi & T. Aven

Effect of construction errors on the risks of snow-induced failure of roofs supported by open-web steel joists
D.L. Kozak & A.B. Liel

Loss estimation for combined hurricane wind and storm surge for Charleston, South Carolina
W. Pang, B. Pei, F. Testik & N. Ravichandran

Hybrid ABV procedure for combined wind and surge loss estimation in hurricanes
S. Park, J. van de Lindt & Y. Li

Multi-hazard performance-based design of mid-rise wood-frame buildings for hurricanes and earthquakes
S. Pei & W. Pang

Issues in the codification of load combination criteria for regions subjected to both earthquakes and hurricanes
E. Simiu & D. Duthinh

Reliability of as-built and retrofitted single-story RC frames under seismic and tsunami hazards
S. Takakuma, M. Akiyama & D.M. Frangopol

Performance-based hurricane risk assessment with application to wind and windborne debris hazards
V.U. Unnikrishnan & M. Barbato

Seismic risk of highway bridges in flood-prone regions
T. Yilmaz & S. Banerjee


Multiple hazards associated with tropical cyclones and other wind storms
Organizers: N. Lin & E. VanMarcke

Post-sandy damage and vulnerability assessment with 3D geospatial sensing methods
J. Gong & N. Lin

Multiple wind hazards in non-hurricane prone regions
F.T. Lombardo

A critical comparison of windstorm vulnerability models with application to extra-tropical cyclones in Northern Europe
M. Lopeman, G. Deodatis & G. Franco

An assessment and analysis of hurricane damage in Ortley Beach, New Jersey
M. Owensby, N. Lin & A. Kennedy

Modeling the vulnerability of mid/high rise commercial residential buildings to wind and rain in tropical cyclones
J-.P. Pinelli, K. Gurley, G. Pita, T. Johnson & J.Weekes

Multiple wind hazards in hurricane-prone regions and basic wind speeds specified by the ASCE 7 standard for NewYork City
D.H. Yeo, E. Simiu & N. Lin


Exploration of ground structure and estimation for spatial variation of earthquake ground motions
Organizers: H. Morikawa & A. Zerva

A method to estimate a 3-d ground structure using joint inversion of gravity and microtremor data
H.T. Chen, Y.Y. Tsai & H. Morikawa

Site amplification based on very dense seismic array observations in Furukawa district, Japan
H. Goto, M. Inatani, S. Sawada, H. Morikawa, Y. Ogura, S. Tokue, X.R. Zhang, M. Iwasaki, M. Araki & A. Zerva

Denoising of gravity anomaly data considering statistical independence of signals
R. Honda, P. Khatri & H. Morikawa

A study on developing subsurface structure model using microtremor, gravity and magnetic data
Y. Ishida, T. Noguchi, T. Kagawa & H. Morikawa

Developments of airborne survey on an unmanned helicopter for quick observation of gravity and magnetics
Y. Ogura, S. Tokue, H. Morikawa, S. Matsuda, I. Yokoi, H. Suda, S. Kima, S. Kusumoto, T. Noguchi & M. Komazawa

Accuracy verification of affordable L1 GPS and IMU
M. Saeki, E. Ohsawa & T. Suzuki

A study for modeling path and site effects in consideration of spatial variation of earthquake ground motions
K. Sakai, Y. Murono & S. Sawada

Discussion on the availability of seismic interferometry in microtremor dominated wavefield
Z. Xinrui & M. Hitoshi


Climate change risks to civil infrastructure
Organizers: K. Nishijima, E. Bastidas-Arteaga & M. Stewart

Consideration of climate change on the optimal design of RC structures subjected to carbonation
Y. Aoues, E. Bastidas-Arteaga & M.G. Stewart

Extreme actions and climate change: Experience gained in South Africa and Germany
C. Bamardo-Viljoen, E. van der Klashorst, J.V. Retief & D. Diamantidis

Probabilistic cost-benefit analysis of climate change adaptation strategies for new RC structures exposed to chloride ingress
E. Bastidas-Arteaga & M.G. Stewart

Hurricane risk assessment of power distribution poles considering the impact of climate change
S. Bjarnadottir, Y. Li, M.G. Stewart & S. Fang

Simulation of synthetic climate at local scale as a mean to assess the impact of climate change on infrastructures
D. Breysse, M. Chaplain &A. Marache

Natural hazard property losses and climate change
R.P. Crompton, K.J. McAneney, R.T. Musulin & R.A. Pielke

Effects of climate variations and global warming on the durability of RC structures subjected to carbonation
T. de Larrard, F. Duprat, E. Bastidas-Arteaga & F. Schoefs

Quantifying climate change effects on infrastructure: Flooding of tunnels
J.N. Huibregtse,W. van Kanten, O. Morales Napoles, R.M.L. Nelisse & M.S. deWit

Probabilistic optimization of the concrete cover for concrete structures exposed to chlorination and carbonation according to climate change
J. Mai-Nhu, F. Duprat, A. Sellier & P. Rougeau

Assessing climate change impact on the US east coast hurricane hazard, II: Sea surface temperature and hurricane frequency
L. Mudd, Y.Wang, D. Rosowsky & C. Letchford

Time-dependent reliability analysis of corrosion damage to concrete structures in china under a changing climate
L. Peng & M.G. Stewart

An adaptive methodology for critical infrastructure assessment for UKCP09 based climate scenarios
M.-C. Preziosi & T. Micic

Risk Assessment of climate adaptation strategies for Australian housing subject to extreme wind events
M.G. Stewart, X. Wang & G.R. Willgoose

Stability of coastal breakwater due to climate change
D. Tsujio, H. Mase, T. Yasuda & N. Mori

Probabilistic assessment of failures of interdependent infrastructures due to weather related hazards
D.V. Val, R. Holden & S. Nodwell

Risk-based cost/benefit assessment and decision-making for residential housing adapting to increasing risks under storm-tide inundation due to sea level rise in Southeast Queensland, Australia
C.-H.Wang, Y.B. Khoo & X.Wang

Climate model-based probabilistic assessment of wind risk for residential buildings under projected future climate
S. Zhang, K. Nishijima & T. Maruyama


Recent developments in structural health monitoring with consideration of structural reliability and uncertainty quantification
Organizers: M. Noori & J. Zhang

A new approach for structural health assessment using unscented Kalman filter
A. Al-Hussein, A.K. Das & A. Haldar

Improvements in the Kalman filter concept for structural health assessment
A.K. Das &A. Haldar

Modified progressive incremental dynamic analysis versus single-stripe, double-stripe and cloud analyses methods
H. Kayhani, A. Azarbakht & M. Ghafory-Ashtiany

Optimal sensor placement for crane health monitoring system 288
H. Jin, J. Xia & L.Wang

A probabilistic damage identification approach for structures under unknown excitation and with measurement noise
Y. Lei, Y. Su & W.A. Shen

General concept of adaptive particle filter technique
T. Sato

Uncertainty analysis for damaged multi-wire cables
C. Schaal & M. Hanss

Modified transitional Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation for sampling difficult distributions
J.Wang & M.N. Noori

Advanced Markov Chain Monte Carlo approach for structural identification
J. Zhang


Performance-based, reliability-based, and risk-based design: Rational approaches to mitigate natural and man-made hazards
Organizers: M. Barbato, A. Palmerei & F. Petrini

Structural Identification of the cable stayed bridge of the ANCRiSST SHM benchmark problem
S. Arangio, S. Mannucci & F. Bontempi

Seismic performance based design – how it changes the design process
S. Ali Ashrafi

Uncertainties in a beam model of a residential tower
N. Basso, E. Garavaglia, L. Sgambi & R. Pavani

An efficient performance-based design approach to the high frequency force balance
E. Bernardini, S.M.J. Spence & A. Kareem

Seismic response of structural systems to response-spectrum-compatible accelerograms: A comparative study
P. Cacciola, L. D’Amico & I. Zentner

Evaluation of supertall reinforced concrete columns subjected to blast loading
L. Cao, A. Kermani, C. Pinto, E. Malsch, A. Ashrafi, R. Nagata & G. Panariello

Comparative performance analysis of two bridges designed using AASHTO and Florida I-Beam Girders
F.N. Catbas, H. Darwash & M. Alfadul

Seismic response prediction of base-isolated buildings
Y. Cheng, A. Lucchini, F. Mollaioli & G. Monti

Design of an emergency response centre for EDF energy in response to the lessons learnt from the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami 2011
A.D. Dickson, S.T. Stephens & P.D.F. Johnston

Effects of soil-structure interaction and soil variability on RC structures within a performance-based earthquake engineering framework
S.M. Elachachi, M. Mekki & D. Breysse

Performance-based seismic design of flexible earth-retaining structures
P. Franchin & F. Cavalieri

Stochastic performance based optimal design of passive viscous devices for seismic protection of adjacent structures
R. Greco & G.C. Marano

Seismic retrofitting of buildings by fluid viscous dampers connected to adjacent reaction towers
N. Impollonia, G.C. Avellino, P.L. Trombetta & A. Palmeri

A look on uncertainty in structural seismic fragility curves arising from additional viscous damping in inelastic time-history analysis
P. Jehel

Consideration of aging and SSI on the time-variant seismic vulnerability assessment of R/C buildings
S. Karapetrou, S. Fotopoulou & K. Pitilakis

Model parameter uncertainty effects on the seismic performance of a 4-story steel moment-resisting frame
A.K. Kazantzi, D. Vamvatsikos & D.G. Lignos

Life-cycle analysis of deteriorating engineering systems
R. Kumar & P. Gardoni

Risk-based seismic design of buildings using an efficient pushover analysis procecdure
N. Lazar & M. Dolšek

Uncertainty propagation in bridge flutter analysis
C. Mannini & G. Bartoli

Risk analysis of bridge decks prone to lock-in oscillations
A.M. Marra, C. Mannini & G. Bartoli

Reliability based application of Eurocode 2’s variable strut inclination method for shear
K.K Mensah, J.V. Retief & C. Bamardo-Viljoen

Definition of integrity index and integrity-based optimal design, and their applications to offshore mooring systems
M.E. Mousavi & P. Gardoni

Blast resistance assessment of a reinforced precast concrete wall under uncertainty
P. Olmati & K. Gkoumas

Reliability based seismic performance evaluation of open ground storey buildings
T.K. Padhy, A.M. Prasad & D. Menon

Damage and loss evaluation in the performance-based wind engineering
F. Petrini, K. Gkoumas & F. Bontempi

Performance-based wind design of tall buildings equipped with viscoelastic dampers
F. Petrini, A. Palmeri & M. Barbato

Bayesian updating of the ground motion specific barrier model
A. Radu & M. Grigoriu

Reliability-based robustness assessment of structures subjected to post-mainshock hazard events
F.L.A. Ribeiro, L.C. Neves &A.R. Barbosa

Simplified analytical model and response surface method for evaluating seismic risk of masonry towers
L. Salvatori, A.M. Marra & G. Bartoli

Handling uncertainties in the seismic analysis of long span suspension bridges
L. Sgambi, E. Garavaglia, N. Basso & F. Bontempi

Likelihood-based approaches for confidence interval estimation of reliability indices
A. Shafieezadeh & B.R. Ellingwood

Influence of frequency content on building collapse risk
R. Song, Y. Li & J.W. van de Lindt

Efficient performance-based design optimization of tall buildings
S.M.J. Spence, E. Bernardini & A. Kareem

Reliability-based optimal design of floor isolation systems for protection of critical structural contents
A.A. Taflanidis, G. Jia & I. Gidaris

Probabilistic seismic demand analysis for pounding risk assessment
E. Tubaldi, F. Freddi & M. Barbato

A spectral-based technique for structural monitoring and damage identification
M. Vasta, M.G. Masciotta, L.F. Ramos & P.B. Lourenco

Seismic hazard mitigation through risk- and resilience-based optimization
A. Venkittaraman & S. Banerjee

Displacement-based uniform risk design of reinforced concrete bridges
Z.Wang, L. Dueñas-Osorio & J.E. Padgett


System identification in structural dynamics
Organizers: C. Papadimitriou & I.S.K. Au

Posterior uncertainty in operational modal analysis
S.K. Au

Structural damage detection using cepstrum coefficients
L. Balsamo, R. Betti & H. Beigi

Modal parameter based damage detection in operational modal analysis: A statistical pattern recognition approach
L. Balsamo, S. Mukhopadhyay, R. Betti & H. Lus

Nonlinear system identification using a UKF enhanced ERA algorithm
E.N. Chatzi

A new stochastic simulation algorithm for updating robust reliability of linear structural dynamic systems
S.H. Cheung & S. Bansal

A stochastic simulation algorithm for Bayesian model updating of linear structural dynamic system with non-classical damping
S.H. Cheung & S. Bansal

Nonlinear system identification of strongly nonlinear beats in the dynamics of a beam with a local stiffness nonlinearity
M. Kurt, A.F. Vakakis, D.M. McFarland, L.A. Bergman & M. Eriten

Efficient model updating with incomplete modal data for structural health monitoring
Z. Feng & L.S. Katafygiotis

Structural identification and uncertainty quantification in operational modal analysis with minimal instrumentation
S. Mukhopadhyay, R. Betti & H. Lus

Damage detection in composite laminates using Lamb wave: Fundamental studies and damage imaging
C.T. Ng

Detection of structural parameter deterioration using chaotic excitation technique
T. Sato, Y. Nomura & C.Wan

Efficient techniques for Bayesian inverse modeling of large-order computational models
C. Papadimitriou, P. Angelikopoulos, P. Koumoutsakos & D.-C. Papadioti

Uncertainty quantification in the damage assessment of a seven-story RC building slice through Bayesian FE model updating
E. Simoen, B. Moaveni, J.P. Conte & G. Lombaert

Estimation of the prediction error correlation model in Bayesian model updating
E. Simoen, C. Papadimitriou & G. Lombaert

Dynamics of a broadband nonlinear piezoelectric energy harvester
L. Tang, H.Wu & Y. Yang

Time-frequency blind source separation for output-only modal identification using independent component analysis
Y. Yang & S. Nagarajaiah


Treatment of spatial variability in reliability and probabilistic assessment
Organizers: I. Papaioannou & K.K. Phoon

Effect of the soil spatial variability on the seismic behavior of a free field elastic medium
T. Al-Bittar, A.-H. Soubra, G. Mollon, D. Dias, P. Billion & N. Humbert

Assessment of methods for the numerical solution of the Fredholm integral eigenvalue problem
W. Betz, I. Papaioannou & D. Straub

Mean and variance of the mobilized shear strength for a soil mass with spatially variable cohesion and with φ>0
J. Ching & K.K. Phoon

Stability analysis of a pressurized tunnel face in a spatially varying sand using numerical limit analysis
T. Chong, K.K. Phoon & A.-H. Soubra

On introduction of spatial material randomness into lattice-particle model of concrete fracture
J. Eliáš

Physically consistent models for stochastic elliptic partial differential equations
M. Grigoriu

Statistical estimation error evaluation theory of local averages of geothecnical parameters
Y. Honjo &Y. Otake

Spatial correlations in seismic response analysis of extended structures
K. Konakli

Probabilistic model of bone structure based on CT scan data and validation of simulation results using the finite cell method
J. Luque, I. Papaioannou, D. Straub, M. Ruess & D. Schillinger

A Simplified reliability analysis of spatial variability employing local average of geotechnical parameters
Y. Otake & Y. Honjo

Predicting spatial extent of liquefaction from geospatial and earthquake specific parameters
J. Zhu, L.G. Baise, E.M. Thompson, D.J.Wald & K.L. Knudsen


Engaging with risk and uncertainty: Robust engineering solutions
Organizers: E. Patelli, M. Beer, H.A. Jensen & K. Marti

Long-term reliability assessment of offshore structures in complex environment
Y. Zhang, M. Beer & S.T. Quek

Long-term statistics of nonlinear wave crests via the equivalent power storm model
F. Arena, A. Romolo & G. Malara

Performance reliability of soil-infilled concrete caisson foundations for vibrating machinery
K. Ashkinadze

Assessment of reinforced concrete structural components for an aging complex building using reliability and risk methodologies
I.A. Assakkaf, H. Kamal & M. Al-Saffar

Simulation of collision loads to bridge supporting structures from heavy goods vehicle traffic on Swedish highways
I. Björnsson, S. Thelandersson & F. Carlsson

A system reliability approach to portfolio damage assessment
H. Bonstrom & R. Corotis

Upgraded passive control of the seismic response of multi-storey buildings
H. Caudana & M. Petkovski

Friction-based semiactive control of multi-storey frames
H. Caudana & M. Petkovski

Quantification of risk aversion in decisions related to safety of nuclear power plants
E.J. Cha & B.R. Ellingwood

An efficient strategy for interval computations in risk-based optimization
M. De Angelis, E. Patelli & M. Beer

A case study of random field models applied to thinwalled composite cylinders in finite element analysis
V. De Groof, M. Oberguggenberger, H. Haller, R. Degenhardt & A. Kling

A fully probabilistic framework for spatially distributed slope systems considering spatial cross-correlations of vector intensity measures
A.W. Du & B.G.Wang

Robust maintenance planning with flexible periods against uncertainty of deterioration prediction
H. Furuta, K. Takahashi, K. Nakatsu, K. Ishibashi & M. Aira

Seismic risk management using soft and hard measures: Seismic retrofitting and catastrophe bonds
K. Goda & H. Yoshikawa

Surrogate models in early design stages
M. Götz,W. Graf & M. Kaliske

Design and inspection optimization of corroding pipelines
W.J.S. Gomes & A.T. Beck

Bayesian updating in evaluating and strengthening of existing tall buildings
G.C. Hart, J.P. Conte & K. Park

Probabilistic analysis of structural systems using linearly independent set of deviations for geometric shape variation
P. Jafarali, H. Kamal & D. Krikunov

Design of isolation systems for large scale building models under stochastic excitations
H.A. Jensen & D.S. Kusanovic

Reliability-based robust geotechnical design of rock bolts for slope stability
C.H. Juang, L.Wang & Z. Luo

Serious damage occurrence probability in an existing estuary dam during future earthquakes
T. Kato, A. Nishida, H. Yukimoto, T. Hara, M. Iwata, Y. Otake & Y. Honjo

Seismic performance assessment of the transmission pipeline after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
T. Koike, S. Mori & K. Chiba

Low probability response of structures with stochastic morphology
M. Krush & K. Altus

Fragility analysis for progressive collapse of RC space frames with infilled walls
D.G. Lu, X.H. Yu & C.Wu

Application of two individual data-driven based change/damage detection methods for bridge monitoring
M. Malekzadeh & F.N. Catbas

Structural configuration as a measure of structural robustness
S. Marjanishvili & B. Katz

Reliability-based analysis of progressive collapse of highway bridges
F. Miao & M. Ghosn

Risk minimization in structural safety monitoring
I. Neumann &Y. Zhang

Efficient sensitivity analysis of reliability of dynamic systems considering change in energy content of excitation
M. Norouzi & E. Nikolaidis

Non-detection issues in wind turbine tower damage detection
V. Pakrashi, A. O’Connor & A. Quilligan

Improved structural design code
T. Poutanen

Fiducial confidence in relation to risk-based engineering decision-making
S.G. Reid

Variability in shore loads during concrete placement
J. Reynolds, H. Zhang, K. Rasmussen & Q. Li

Metamodeling of structural systems with parametric uncertainty subject to stochastic excitation
M. Spiridonakos & E. Chatzi

On the use of info-gap decision theory to choose from among models of varying complexity
C.J. Stull & F.M. Hemez

The Bayesian update of the number of true defects in a pipeline using results of several inspections
S.A. Timashev, V.V. Kuznetsov & M.G. Malyukova

A consistent approximation of the standard POD curve
S.A. Timashev, M.G. Malyukova &V.V. Kuznetsov

Incorporating model uncertainty in collapse reliability assessment of buildings
B. Ugurhan, J.W. Baker & G.G. Deierlein

Efficient assessment of first excursion probabilities for uncertain linear dynamical structures subject to Gaussian excitation
M.A. Valdebenito, H.A. Jensen, J.P. Oyarzún & J.I. Correa

Recalibration and uncertainty quantification of the B3 creep model for long term estimates using Bayesian methods
R.Wendner, M.H. Hubler & Z.P. Bažant

Decentralized Bayesian substructuring damage detection approach using nonstationary response measurements
W.-J. Yan & L.S. Katafygiotis

Seismic risk management of building construction sites
A. Zahaf & M. Bensaibi

Global optimization for performance-based design using the asymptotically independent Markov sampling method
K.M. Zuev & J.L. Beck


Probabilistic models for natural hazards
Organizers: F. Poirion & I. Zetner

Stochastic modal identification procedures based on random decrement and proper orthogonal decomposition methods
D. Clair & M. Fogli

Ranking of epistemic uncertainties in scenario-based seismic risk evaluations
P. Gehl, T. Ulrich, J. Rohmer, C. Negulescu, A. Ducellier & J. Douglas

Stochastic model construction of natural hazards given experimental measures
F. Poirion & I. Zentner

Non-linear sea-wave simulation with Laplace moving average processes
M. Prevosto & N. Raillard

Nonstationary excitation data condensation for analytical probabilistic dynamic response analysis: An application using the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake ground motion recordings
A. Smyth, S.F. Masri & C.H. Loh

Analysis of skew storm surge series with seasonal autoregressive models
J.Weiss, P. Bemardara & M. Benoit

Simulation of non stationary ground motion compatible with NGA spectra
I. Zentner, L. D’Amico & P. Cacciola


Structural health monitoring: Uncertainty analysis and decision making
Organizers: M. Pozzi, Der A. Kiureghian, D. Zonta & B. Glisic

Structural health monitoring of a complex cable-stayed footbridge and reliability assessment
O.S. Bursi, A. Ussia, G. Abbiati &A. Kumar

An application of statistical process control for structural health monitoring of a highway bridge
Y. Chen & P.L. Durango-Cohen

A Bayesian updating approach for structural damage assessment using visual inspection data
M. Dirbaz, J. Mohammadi & M. Modares

Investigation of the effect of model uncertainties on structural response using structural health monitoring data
Y.S. Erdogan, P.G. Bakir, M. Gul & F.N. Catbas

System identification by a novel outlier resistant extended Kalman filter
K.-V. Yuen & H.-Q. Mu

SHM DATA – management, treatment, analysis and interpretation – a solution for permanent monitoring systems
P. Furtner, M. Stöger & M. Schreyer

Probabilistic model falsification for structural identification
J.-A. Goulet & I.F.C. Smith

Real-time monitoring of fatigue reliability of partially instrumented structures embedded in random fields
E.M. Hernandez

Risk updating due to soil uncertainties of coastal infrastructures from SHM: The French experience
K.-T. Le, F. Schoefs & F. Lanata

Optimal sensor placement for structural health monitoring based on K-L divergence
B. Li & J. Ou

Wave propagation based damage assessment and decision making for SHM
W. Ostachowicz, P. Kudela & M. Mieloszyk

Model-based data interpretation and diagnosis robustness
R. Pasquier, J.-A. Goulet & I.F.C. Smith

Structural monitoring with a dynamic vibrating wire analyzer
S.M. Petroff, M. Halling, P. Barr, S. Comelsen & D. Madsen

Policy evaluation for instrumented structures under seismic risk
M. Pozzi &A. Der Kiureghian

Robust structural health monitoring in changing environmental conditions with uncertain data
E. Reynders & G. De Roeck

Uncertainty in determination of neutral axis of a steel stringer bridge
D. Sigurdardottir & B. Glisic

Assessing the value of structural health monitoring
S. Thöns & M.H. Faber

Risk and operation optimized damage detection and inspection systems
S. Thöns

Assessing maximum structural response under seismic load using dynamic Bayesian network
I. Tien, M. Pozzi &A. Der Kiureghian

Probabilistic defect size and location diagnosis algorithm based on Bayesian updating
T. Peng, L.Wang, J. Zhang, Y. Xiang &Y. Liu

Risk-based-optimization of geo-positioning of sensors in case of spatial fields of deterioration/properties
T.V. Tran, F. Schoefs & E. Bastidas-Arteaga

The IRIS decision support system for structural health monitoring and lifecycle engineering
H.Wenzel, P. Furtner, R. Lima, R. Veit-Egerer & M.Widmann

Data-driven techniques for ultrasonic monitoring of an in-service hot-water pipe
Y. Ying, C. Liu, J.H. Garrett, I.J. Oppenheim & L. Soibelman

Sensor degradation and effect on structural health prognosis: Case study in fatigue failure prediction
Y. Zhang & Z. Li

Measurement noise effect on an iterative convex optimization procedure for substructure model updating
D. Zhu, X. Dong & Y.Wang

Correlating acceleration, velocity and displacement measured on a bridge through high speed live-load tests
N. Zolghadri, M.W. Halling, S.M. Petroff & P.J. Barr

Bayesian analysis of monitoring data from cable stayed bridge
D. Zonta, F. Bruschetta, R. Zandonini, M. Pozzi, B. Glisic, M.Wang, Y. Zhao, D. Inaudi & D. Posenato


Risk modeling and optimization
Organizer: J.O. Royset

Robust optimization based on high-order statistics
R. Abgrall, P.M. Congedo, G. Geraci & G. Iaccarino

Stochastic programming concepts in PDE-constrained shape optimization under uncertainty
S. Conti, B. Geihe, M. Rumpf, H. Held, M. Pach & R. Schultz

Optimization with multivariate dominance constraints
D. Dentcheva & E.Wolfhagen

Two-stage optimization problems with stochastic dominance constraints
D. Dentcheva

Risk measures for minimization of earthquake costs
T. Haukaas, S. Allahdadian, M. Mahsuli & J.O. Royset

Filling the gap between point-in-time and extreme value distributions
R. Mínguez, Y. Guanche, F.F. Jaime, F.J. Méndez & A. Tomás

New insights on the buffered failure probability risk measure for optimal structural design
R. Mínguez, F.F. Jaime, A. Tomás & E. Castillo

Iterative scenario reduction technique to solve reliability-based optimization problems using the buffered failure probability
R. Mínguez, F.F. Jaime, A. Tomás & J.L. Lara

Uncertainty quantification using exponential epi-splines
J.O. Royset, N. Sukumar & R.J.-B.Wets

Dynamic risk-averse optimization
A. Ruszczynski


Spatial probabilistic modeling of deterioration and inspection processes
Organizers: F. Schoefs, D. Straub, M. Stewart & M. Chryssanthopoulos

Estimating extreme depth of marine pitting corrosion of steel plates from sampling small coupons
M. Ahammed & R.E. Melchers

Detecting and assessing spatial variability of concrete deterioration: Challenges NDT are faced with
D. Breysse, Z.M. Sbartai, N. Tan & J.F. Lataste

Reliability of a concrete bridge subject to corrosion conditional on spatially distributed monitoring and inspection results
J. Fischer & D. Straub

Stochastic modeling of chloride-induced pitting corrosion of reinforcement bars in concrete
L. Llano, M.I. Rafiq & M.K. Chryssanthopoulos

Image processing based damage detection of offshore infrastructural elements using texture information
M. O’Byme, B. Ghosh, V. Pakrashi & F. Schoefs

Probabilistic impact-echo method to detect debonding of steel reinforcement in RC structures
A. Pagnotta, P. Gardoni, D. Trejo & Q. Huang

Statistical analysis of welded joints geometry for stochastic modeling and reliability analysis
O. Pasqualini, F. Schoefs, M. Chevreuil & M. Cazuguel

Spatial time-dependent reliability analysis of RC bridge piers subject to marine exposures
H. Sabtu & M.G. Stewart

Effect of different inspection strategies on the reliability of Daniels systems subjected to fatigue
R. Schneider, S. Thöns,W. Rücker & D. Straub

Assessment of spatial variability of the corrosion of steel infrastructures from ultrasonic measurements: Application to coastal infrastructures
F. Schoefs &T.V. Tran

Performance prediction methods for the life-cycle and sustainability assessment of concrete structures
A. Strauss, K. Bergmeister & H. Grossberger

Durability assessment of large surfaces
M. Sykora & M. Holicky

Optimization of geo-positioning of NDT measurements for modeling spatial field of defects: A two stage procedure
T.V. Tran, F. Schoefs, E. Bastidas-Arteaga, G. Villain & X. Derobert


Risk assessment of terrorist attack on buildings and other civil infrastructure systems
Organizers: A. Shafieezadeh, E.J. Cha & B.R. Ellingwood

Rationality: Does it matter in attacker-defender games?
S.D. Guikema & E. Zechman

Infrastructure risk assessment for prioritizing security mitigation alternatives
S. King, K. Teferra & N. Abboud

Robustness as an estimate of uncertainty using evolutionary algorithm
S. Marjanishvili & S. Dogruel

Explosive field trials and probabilistic modelling of explosive blast loading
M.D. Netherton & M.G. Stewart

A risk informed decision framework for risk management of infrastructure systems against terrorist attacks
A. Shafieezadeh, E.J. Cha & B.R. Ellingwood

Vulnerability assessment in urban streetscapes
R. Smilowitz

Risk aversion and decision-making for homeland security infrastructure protection
M.G. Stewart & J. Mueller

Heuristics to assess system vulnerability against intelligent adversaries
S. Tas &V.M. Bier

Network attributes of critical infrastructure, vulnerability, and consequence assessment
R. Zimmerman


Simulation of non-Gaussian stochastic processes and fields and its applications
Organizers: M. Shields, G. Deodatis & S.R. Arwade

Stochastic characteristics and modeling of structural composite lumber mesostructures
S.R. Arwade, A. Amini & P.L. Clouston

Simulation of non-Gaussian, non-stationary stochastic processes with evolutionary power
B.A. Benowitz, G. Deodatis & M.D. Shields

Efficient approximation and sampling of translation random fields
R.V. Field & M. Grigoriu

Generation of non-Gaussian tensor-valued random fields using an adaptive ISDE-based algorithm
J. Guilleminot & C. Soize

Simulation of correlated multivariate processes with non-Gaussian marginal and joint probability density functions
M. McCullough & A. Kareem

Functional quantization of stationary Gaussian and non-Gaussian random processes
M. Miranda & P. Bocchini

Statistical Inverse Problems for non-Gaussian vector-valued random fields with a set of experimental realizations
G. Perrin, C. Soize, D. Duhamel & C. Funfschilling

Estimation of the evolutionary power spectral density for non-stationary and non-Gaussian translation processes
M.D. Shields & G. Deodatis


Uncertainty quantification methods for large-scale computational models
Organizers: M.D. Shields, K. Teferra, R. Daddazio & N. Abboud

Challenges in the reliability analysis of large dynamic systems – a novel approach
A. Haldar, R. Farag & J. Huh

Multi-disciplinary analysis and optimization under uncertainty
C. Liang, S. Mahadevan & S. Sankararaman

Efficient techniques for direct and inverse analysis of structural deterioration in stochastic models
K.G. Papakonstantinou

Bootstrap Monte Carlo method utilizing a refined stratified sampling routine for uncertainty quantification of very large transient dynamic computational models
M.D. Shields, K. Teferra, A. Hapij & R. Daddazio

A reduced order and substructuring approach combined with a stochastic dimension reduction technique for uncertainty quantification of equipment response due to shock loading
K. Teferra, M.D. Shields, A. Hapij & R. Daddazio

Uncertainties in the estimation of wind effects on tall, flexible structures: A time-domain, load-effects space, bootstrapping methodology
D. Yeo & E. Simiu

An improved point estimation method based on Nataf transformations for uncertainty and sensitivity analysis
X.H. Yu, D.G. Lu & P.Y. Song


Interval analysis of uncertainty
Organizers: A. Sofi, G. Muscolino & I. Elishakoff

Interval based model updating for damage detection of vibrating beams
S. Gabriele & C. Valente

Influence of cable length variability on tensile stress of cable structures
L. Greco & N. Impollonia

Sensitivity analysis for quantified interval constraints
J. Hu &Y.Wang

Interval analysis for complex problems with related input variables
J.E. Hurtado & D.A. Alvarez

Parameter dependent interval systems
W. Krämer

Spatial variability of interval material properties in Euler-Bernoulli beams
G. Muscolino & A. Sofi

Comparison of parameterized and improved interval analyses
R. Santoro, G. Muscolino & I. Elishakoff

Natural frequencies of structures with uncertain-but-bounded parameters
A. Sofi, G. Muscolino & I. Elishakoff

Interval fields: Capturing spatial uncertainty within a non-probabilistic framework
W. Verhaeghe,W. Desmet, D. Vandepitte & D. Moens

Inverse problems under uncertainties – an interval-based approach
N. Xiao, F. Fedele & R.L. Muhanna

Interval finite elements for uncertainty in frame structures
N. Xiao, R.L. Muhanna, F. Fedele & R.L. Mullen

Interval analysis of structures using an improved particle swarm optimization method
C.W. Yang,W. Gao & N.G. Liu


The stochastic finite element method: From the nano to the macro scale
Organizers: G. Stefanou, V. Papadopoulos & M. Papadrakakis

SFEM-based safety format for concrete structures
D.L. Allaix, V.I. Carbone, G. Mancini & F. Marchisio

B-spline finite elements in computational stochastic mechanics
D.L. Allaix, V.I. Carbone & G. Mancini

Stability analysis of cylindrical shells with stochastic imperfections
G. Stefanou, I. Vryzidis, V. Papadopoulos & M. Papadrakakis

Multiscale stochastic finite element method on random field modeling of geotechnical problems
X.F. Xu & Y. Jie


Bayesian networks for engineering risk analysis
Organizers: D. Straub, M. Pozzi & Der A. Kiureghian

Decision making under diagnosis and prognosis uncertainty
G. Bartram & S. Mahadevan

Service-life prediction of concrete bridge decks using dynamic Bayesian networks
M. Cruz & Th. Schumacher

Bayesian network classifiers for probabilistic spatial risk analysis: An application for wildfire risk mapping using GIS and remote sensing data
W.M. Dlamini

Using Bayesian networks and value of information for risk-based adaptation to climate change: An application of the DNV-ADAPT framework
L. Garré & P. Friis-Hansen

Non-parametric Bayesian networks: Theory & practice
A.M. Hanea & O.M. Nápoles

Bayesian networks for comprehensive uncertainty quantification in multi-scale, multi-physics risk analysis
Y. Ling & S. Mahadevan

Decision optimization of railway facilities involving risks using influence diagrams and Life Quality Index
Q. Mahboob, E. Schöne & J. Trinckauf

Probabilistic outage prediction model with Bayesian networks for electric power systems subjected to hurricane events
A.F. Mensah & L. Dueñas-Osorio

A Bayesian network approach to assessing wildfire consequences
P. Papakosta & D. Straub

Time-dependent human risk analysis for dam failure using Bayesian networks
M. Peng & L.M. Zhang

Gaussian Bayesian network for system reliability of bridges
M. Pozzi &A. Der Kiureghian

Bayesian network to analyse concrete strength
S. Salini & R. Kenett

Employment of Bayesian networks for risk assessment of excavation processes in dense urban areas
S. Sessa & M.G. D’Urso

Seismic risk assessment of high-voltage transformer using Bayesian belief network
T. Siraj, S. Tesfamariam & L. Dueñas-Osorio

The CORAS Language –Why it is designed the way it is
K. Stølen

Compression algorithm for Bayesian network modeling of binary systems
I. Tien &A. Der Kiureghian

A Bayesian network perspective on flood damage assessment
K. Vogel, C. Riggelsen, F. Scherbaum, K. Schröter, H. Kreibich & B. Merz

Post-earthquake assessment of bridges using Bayesian networks with continuous variables
Y.C. Yue, J.X. Ma, M. Pozzi & D. Zonta

Learning a Bayesian network model for predicting wildfire behavior
K. Zwirglmaier, P. Papakosta & D. Straub


Meta-models/surrogate models for uncertainty quantification, reliability analysis and robust design
Organizers: B. Sudret, S. Mahadevan, S. Missoum, J.-M. Bourinet & G. Blatman

Efficient construction of Gaussian process surrogate models for component and system reliability estimation
B.J. Bichon, J.M. McFarland & S. Mahadevan

Reliability estimation of power modules using electro-thermal-mechanical simulation and probabilistic-based kriging approach
Y. Aoues, A. Makheloufi & A. El-Hami

A new improvement of the design point – response surface – simulation method for time-invariant structural reliability analysis
M. Barbato, Q. Gu & J.P. Conte

Structural optimization under uncertainties using ANN surrogates
W.J.S. Gomes & A.T. Beck

Sparse polynomial chaos expansions of vector-valued response quantities
G. Blatman & B. Sudret

Reliability assessment with sensitivity-based adaptive SVM surrogates
J.-M. Bourinet

Covariance-based global sensitivity indices using polynomial chaos expansions
Y. Caniou & B. Sudret

Sampling based tensor approximation method for uncertainty propagationt 5
M. Chevreuil, P. Rai & A. Nouy

Robust optimization for expensive simulators with surrogate models: Application to well placement for oil recovery
S. Da Veiga & F. Delbos

Probabilistic analysis of a containment vessel subjected to dynamic pressure loading using surrogate models
G. Defaux & P. Evrard

Electro-thermal simulation and reliability analysis of power microelectronic devices
A. Makhloufi, Y. Aoues & A. El-Hami

The use of kriging for the tolerance analysis of complex system
A. Dumas, N. Gayton & J.-Y. Dantan

AK-SYS – A new method for system probability assessment based on kriging and Monte Carlo simulation
N. Gayton & W. Fauriat

Real-time hurricane risk assessment through surrogate modeling
G. Jia & A.A. Taflanidis

Reliability-based design optimization using Kriging and support vector machines
S. Lacaze & S. Missoum

Bayesian calibration using fidelity maps
S. Lacaze & S. Missoum

Comparisons of three meta-models for structural reliability analysis: RSM, ANN and SVR
B.Q. Li & D.G. Lu

SFE Methods for the propagation of geometrical variabilities: Application to fatigue of marine structures
O. Pasqualini, M. Chevreuil, F. Schoefs, O. Pasqualini & M. Cazuguel

Robust minimax design from costly simulations
H. Piet-Lahanier, J. Marzat & E.Walter

Combined use of the sparse polynomial chaos expansion and the global sensitivity analysis for the probabilistic analysis of shallow foundations resting on a 3D random soil
T. Al-Bittar & A.-H. Soubra

Computing seismic fragility curves using polynomial chaos expansions
B. Sudret & V.C. Mal

Analysis of uncertain systems using fuzzy arithmetic and adaptive sparse grids
N.-P.Walz & M. Hanss

Gaussian process surrogate modeling of fatigue crack growth
V.K. Hombal, K.A. Wolfe, Y. Ling & S. Mahadevan

Modeling and propagation of uncertainties in the framework of the stimulus-driven theory of probabilistic dynamics
A. Peeters

Reliability analysis of submerged tunnel taught mooring elements subjected to parametric excitation
A. Rønnquist, O. Øiseth, A. Naess & S. Remseth


Recent developments in life-cycle performance, reliability, and cost prediction of structural systems
Organizers: D.M. Frangopol & Y. Tsompanakis

Life cycle cost optimization of reinforced concrete structures considering nonlinear failure cost
A. Aïssani, A. Chateauneuf & L. Saad

Time effects on robustness and redundancy of deteriorating concrete structures
F. Biondini & D.M. Frangopol

Real-time reliability combinational prediction of bridge structures based on multiple Bayesian dynamic linear models
X.P. Fan & D.G. Lu

Risk-based design of bridges under increasing traffic loads
G. Fiorillo & M. Ghosn

Life-cycle cost based optimization of fluid viscous dampers; design framework and trends of optimal solutions
I. Gidaris & A.A. Taflanidis

Gamma modeling of continuous deterioration and cumulative damage in life-cycle analysis of earthquake-resistant structures
I. Iervolino, E. Chioccarelli & M. Giorgio

Time-dependent risk assessment of deteriorating reinforced-concrete bridges for sustainable infrastructure design
A. Rao, M. Lepech & A. Kiremidjian

Beta distribution model for improved remote-sensing based post-earthquake damage assessment
D. Lallemant & A. Kiremidjian

Intergenerational risk-informed decision framework for civil infrastructure
J.Y. Lee & B.R. Ellingwood

Performance assessment of seismically isolated reinforced concrete frames
E. Nitadorakis, Y. Tsompanakis & N.D. Lagaros

Optimum maintenance policies for infrastructure systems subjected to shock-based deterioration
M. Sanchez-Silva & M. Junca

Performance indicators for damaged ship hulls
D. Saydam & D.M. Frangopol

Optimum inspection and maintenance planning for steel bridges under uncertainty
M. Soliman, D.M. Frangopol & S. Kim

Fatigue assessment of high-speed naval vessels based on structural health monitoring
M. Soliman & D.M. Frangopol

Optimal strategy on seismic loss control for deteriorated reinforced concrete
Y.-C. Sung, T.-K. Lin & H.-H. Hung

A holistic approach for economic and environmental analyses of steel-concrete composite bridges
N.-B. Ta, A. Orcesi & C. Cremona

Life cycle optimization of structural retrofit and repair based on sustainability criteria
C. Tapia & J.E. Padgett

Bridge risk assessment and mitigation under traffic and seismic loading
B. Zhu & D.M. Frangopol

Updating ship performance using Bayesian approach
B. Zhu & D.M. Frangopol


Reliability-based methods for civil infrastructure condition assessment, renewal and risk management
Organizers: N.Wang & M. Akiyama

On the risk assessment of aging civil and marine structures
A. Decò & D.M. Frangopol

Predicting a high reliability response for low sample size SSI analyses
D. Eggers & S. Bolourchi

Life-cycle performance, management, and optimization of civil infrastructure systems for risk-informed decision
D.M. Frangopol

Structural robustness analysis: From local to global damage
N. Kagho, A. Orcesi & C. Cremona

Durability of HongKong-Zhuhai-Macau (HZM) sea link project exposed to marine chloride-field investigations and modeling
Q. Li, K. Li & Z. Li

Seismic design of RC bridge piers to ensure the post-disaster functionality of road network
Y. Nogami, M. Akiyama & D.M. Frangopol

Statistical study on identification of bridge deterioration mechanism based on visual inspection database
Y. Otake, Y. Honjo & S. Takashi

Risk assessment for key component of long span bridge based on reliability-based method
X. Ruan, Z. Yin & A. Chen

Risk assessment methodology for bridges based on element condition ratings considering different maintenance strategies
D. Saydam, D.M. Frangopol & Y. Dong

Conditional assessment of existing steel structures subjected to mainshock-aftershock sequences
R. Song, Y. Li & J.W. van de Lindt

Stochastic modeling of traffic air pollution
P. Thoft-Christensen

Reliability-based framework for improving highway bridge capacity rating
N.Wang, B.R. Ellingwood & A.-H. Zureick

Probability-based limit state design criteria for concrete cylinder pipe renewal using carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites
N.Wang & M.S. Zarghamee

System reliability considerations for steel design by inelastic analysis
H. Zhang, K. Rasmussen & B.R. Ellingwood


Reliability of complex systems and networks
Organizers: K. Zuev, I.S.K. Au & J.L. Beck

Rupture interaction and cascading in mechanical models of complex fault systems
A. Alimoradi & M. Yamada

Reliability and resilience of large-scale data centers
M. Bradonjic, I. Saniee & I.Widjaja

Evaluation of a complex distributed agent network framework for risk-based decision support in infrastructure engineering
C. Gómez, M. Sánchez-Silva & L. Dueñas-Osorio

Sequential construction of costly networks
A. Gutfraind, M. Bradonjic & T. Novikoff

Using game theory to protect infrastructure
M. Jain, A.X. Jiang & M. Tambe

Accelerated subset simulation with Bayesian interpolation for reliability analysis
Y.-Z. Ma & H.-S. Li

Detecting structural breaks in seasonal time series by regularized optimization
B.Wang, J. Sun &A.E. Motter

Network reliability problem and its efficient solution by subset simulation
K.M. Zuev, S.Wu & J.L. Beck


3. Unsolicited abstracts

Analysis of uncertainties in seismic vulnerability modeling of stone masonry buildings
A. Abo-El-Ezz, M.-J. Nollet & M. Nastev

Seismic collapse fragility of structures vulnerable to the P-delta effect
C. Adam & S. Tsantaki

An experimental study of impact force resulting from tsunami-driven debris
P.P. Aghl, C.J. Naito & H.R. Riggs

Synthesis of design input motion to represent possible ground motions considering nonlinear response of structures
T. Ahmed & R. Honda

Estimation of element damage parameter for locating and quantifying damage
M.A. Ajmal Hasan, D. Dinkler & S. Talukdar

Robust estimation of magnitude conversion equations
A.D. Akkaya & M.S. Yucemen

SHM-based probabilistic model updating for performance assessment of welded joints in steel decks considering strain, temperature and traffic data
I.F. Alcover, M.K. Chryssanthopoulos & J.E. Andersen

Vulnerability assessment of bridges subjected to multiple extreme events
A. Alipour & B. Shafei

Reliability assessment of wave energy devices
S. Ambühl, M. Kramer, J.P. Kofoed, J.D. Sørensen & C.B. Ferreira

Real-time operational decision support for agricultural plastic houses facing emerging extreme wind event
A. Anders, K. Nishijima & T. Maruyama

Seismic vulnerability analysis of the Civic Tower and Palazzo Margherita in the L’Aquila City Hall
T. Aoki, D. Sabia & V. Sumini

Residual life assessment against thermal fatigue and creep
Y. Appalanaidu & S. Gupta

Time-variant structural reliability: Some theoretical considerations for industrial practice
E. Ardillon

Probabilistic assessment of dynamic amplification factors for highway bridges using HDMR based response surface method
S. Arun, D. Menon & A.M. Prasad

Earthquake loss analysis of the Italian building stock investigating the feasibility of an earthquake insurance system
D. Asprone, F. Jalayer, A. Prota, G. Manfredi, S. Simonelli & A. Acconcia

City ecosystem resilience analysis in case of disasters
D. Asprone, G. Manfredi, M. Cavallaro, V. Nicosia & V. Latora

Statistical analysis of the identified modal properties of a 5-story RC building specimen
R. Astroza, H. Ebrahimian, J.P. Conte, J.I. Restrepo & T.C. Hutchinson

Evaluate reliability of Morgenstern-Price’s method in vertical self-stable excavations
S. Atashband

Probability-based modeling of corrosion initiation times using mix-dependent age factors
A. Attari, C. McNally & M.G. Richardson

The optimum strategy of composite beam based on system reliablity
J. Bae, T. Ahn, Y. Kim, H. Ryu, J. Kim & D. Jang

Seismic vulnerability assessment for tilt-up concrete buildings in Mid-America
J.-W. Bai, M.B.D. Hueste & P. Gardoni

Pushover analysis of 16 storey steel building for enhancing the seismic performance of building using passive damper system
V. Bandekar & T.P. Bandivadekar

Maintenance planning based on reliability, risk, availability and hazard approaches: Advantages and drawbacks
G. Barone & D.M. Frangopol

Modeling resilience in infrastructure networks: inherent costs and interdependent impacts
H. Baroud, K. Barker, J.E. Ramirez-Marquez & C.M.S. Rocco

Natural hazards vs. decision-making processes in buildings life cycle management
N. Basso, E. Garavaglia, L. Sgambi & N. Imagawa

Adaptive importance sampling using probabilistic classification vector machines
A. Basudhar

Reliability assessment of stay cables for cable stayed bridges
J. Baussaron, T. Yalamas, J.D. Sørensen & H.S. Toft

Performance-based seismic assessment and retrofit of low-rise buildings
A. Bebamzadeh, C.E. Ventura & W.D.L. Finn

Rehabilitation of existing masonry structures with hysteretic dampers: A displacement based approach
A. Benedetti, L. Landi, D.G. Merenda

Simulation of wind velocities on long span structures: A novel stochastic wave based model
B.A. Benowitz & G. Deodatis

Sensitivity studies on ground motions and damping in tall building response
M.T. Bhuiyan & R.T. Leon

A Bayesian parameter estimation and model selection algorithm for strongly nonlinear dynamical systems
P. Bisaillon, R. Sandhu, M. Khalil, A. Sarkar & D. Poirel

A complete performance-based optimization framework for the design of tall buildings
S. Bobby, S.M.J. Spence, D.Wei, E. Bernardini & A. Kareem

Probabilistic analysis of fire resistance of steel roof structure exposed to fire
I. Boko, N. Torc & B. Peroš

Probabilistic soil-structure interaction analysis using nonlinear time-domain methods
C. Bolisetti &A.S. Whittaker

Non-Stationary stochastic dynamic analysis by tail equivalent linearization
M. Broccardo &A. Der Kiureghian

Probabilistic approach for the fatigue design of tower cranes
S. Bucas, P. Rumelhart, N. Gayton &A. Chateauneuf

Estimation of tail probabilities using asymptotic sampling
C. Bucher

Dynamic-buckling fragility of anchored steel tanks with the added mass method
N. Buratti, M. Tavano & M. Savoia

Markovian analysis of aging distributed systems remaining life
A.V. Bushinskaya & S.A. Timashev

Experimental studies on a PolyVinyliDene Fluoride (PVDF) sensor for energy harvesting
P. Cahill, N. Jackson, A. Mathewson &V. Pakrashi

Reliability analysis of dredging slope in port development
M. Kalinski & L. Cao

Computational simulation for seismic performance of reinforced concrete frame structure
L. Cao

Dynamic response of trackside structures due to passing trains and reliability of railway monitoring systems
L. Carassale & M.M. Brunenghi

Influence of tensile membrane action in concrete slabs on structural robustness indices
R. Caspeele, D. Gouverneur & M.A. Maes

Regression and data affected by interval uncertainty: Approximating the set of values of the least-squares estimator
M. Cerný

Reliability analysis using a response surface method for laminated stiffened plates
B. Chakraborty & A. Bhar

Response surface based efficient finite element model updating
S. Chakraborty, A. Sen & S.K. Misra

Study of the correction for basin effects in ground-motion prediction based on multivariate singular spectrum analysis
Y.W. Chang,W.Y. Jean & C.H. Loh

Hydrodynamic isolation of concrete gravity dams and its effects on nonlinear seismic behavior
H. Chavoshi, H. Kananipour & H. Mirzabozorg

Stochastic deterioration modelling and life cycle performance assessment of concrete structures due to reinforcement corrosion
H.-P. Chen

Effects of ground surface response variability as inputs in structure-soil-structure system identification in a city block
A.Z.Q. Chen

Reliability of hybrid simulation technique for evaluating seismic safety of complex structures under earthquakes
C. Chen & N. Avramova

Panel reliability assessment of FPSO
N.-Z. Chen, G.Wang & J. Bond

Probabilistic seismic loss estimation by stochastic simulation algorithms
S.H. Cheung & S. Bansal

Reliability assessment of structural dynamic systems due to earthquake-induced Tsunamis
C.S. Hung & S. Zhe

Study on risk assessment of human damage by heavy snowfall in snowy region
T. Chiba, T. Tomabechi, T. Takahashi, T. Tsutsumi & Y. Abe

A probabilistic methodology for evaluation of structural performances with respect to wind risk
R. Chiodi, D. Asprone, A. Prota & G. Manfredi

Probabilistic assessment of seismic behavior of an existing RC building retrofitted with BRB
R. Chiodi, A. Prota, G. Manfredi & L. Di Sarno

Identification of the predictability of the structures subject to extreme loading
D.-E. Choe

Development of pressure vessel design process using optimization and structural reliability method
A.Y. Choi & B.D. Chang

River stage prediction using by an adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system based on fuzzy clustering
S.Y. Choi & C. Lee

System reliability based topology optimization of structures under stochastic excitations
J. Chun, J. Song & G.H. Paulino

Estimation of structural parameters using static loading tests
E. Covián, M. Casero & A. González

Using Bayesian response surface updating for estimating the covariance function of random fields based on limited measurements
P. Criel, R. Caspeele & L. Taerwe

Hierarchical decision making for flood risk reduction
R. Custer & K. Nishijima

Apply research on substructure finite element model updating with parametric analysis
D.Wang, C. Chen, Y. Liu, X. Min & A. Xiao

System identification and control improvement of a semi-active-controlled base-isolated building using the records of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
M. Dan & M. Kohiyama

Take into account the randomness of an aggregate in the local approach to fracture by the inference of random stress fields
X.-H. Dang, M. Berveiller, A. Zeghadi, B. Sudret & T. Yalamas

A non-stationary model of seismic ground acceleration
A.I. Daniliuc

Prediction of the global maximum of the seismic non-stationary response via Rice formula
A.I. Daniliuc

Comparison of interval estimate of concrete properties by bootstrap from initial tests and partially destructive tests for health assessment
S. Dauji, K. Bhargava & S. Basu

Reliability of road bridges under overweight vehicle transit
E. Debiasi, R. Zandonini & D. Zonta

The accuracy of CQC and response spectrum analysis in the case of impulsive earthquakes
F. De Luca & G.M. Verderame

Influence of the uncertainty in capacity models on the assessment of seismic collapse performance of non-ductile RC frames
M.T. De Risi, P. Ricci, G.M. Verderame & G. Manfredi

Assessment seismic vulnerability and different strategies for rehabilitation on a r/c building demaged by earthquake
A. Di Mattia

Effective simulation of wind turbine long-term extreme responses using importance splitting method
J. Ding & X. Chen

Simplified method for the assessment of the nonlinear seismic response of structures equipped with viscous dampers
P.P. Diotallevi, L. Landi & O. Fabbri

Retrofitting cost estimation for existing reinforced concrete buildings based on multistage seismic assessment methods
O. Dogan & M.S. Yucemen

Envelope-based pushover analysis procedure for assessing the collapse risk of buildings
M. Dolšek & M. Brozovic

Sustainability of bridge networks under flood-induced scour and earthquake
Y. Dong, D.M. Frangopol & D. Saydam

Effect of near-field pulse on the seismic performance of water tanks
Y. Dong, R. Song, Y. Li & H. Liu

A coupled parametric and nonparametric approach for modal analysis of a satellite
S. Dubreuil, F. Petitjean & M. Salaün

Seismic performance evaluation of self-centering concentrically braced frame system
M. Dyanati, Q. Huang & D. Roke

Adaptive post-earthquake reliability assessment of structures subjected to aftershocks
H. Ebrahimian, F. Jalayer, D. Asprone, A.M. Lombardi,W. Marzocchi, A. Prota & G. Manfredi

Offline implementation of hybrid MPC for semiactive control of structures
W.M. Elhaddad & E.A. Johnson

A Bayesian methodology for the performance evaluation of steel perimeter columns under fire
N.E. Khorasani, M.Garlock & P. Gardoni

Investigation of roissy airport collapse using reliability analysis
Y. El Kamari,W. Raphael & A. Chateauneuf

Reliability-based bridge assessment using enhanced Monte Carlo to simulate extreme traffic loading
B. Enright, D. Hajializadeh & E.J. OBrien

A probabilistic framework for incorporating material processing parameters into fracture risk computations
M. Emight, J. McFarland, R. McChmg,W.Wu & R. Shankar

Reliability-based gear contact fatigue analysis for wind turbines under stochastic dynamic conditions
W.B. Dong, T. Moan & Z. Gao

A coupled stochastic/deterministic procedure for vibration based damage detection of structures under operational condition
L.F. Fadel Miguel, R.H. Lopez & L.F.F. Miguel

Loads induced on tall structures by thunderstorm winds in temperate latitudes
L.F. Fadel Miguel & J.D. Riera

On the vibrations of multi-span beams with external and internal flexibility and damping
G. Failla &A Santini

Reliability analysis of drilled shafts subjected to axial and lateral loading considering soil spatial variability
H. Fan, Q. Huang & R. Liang

Reliability-based approach for remaining fatigue life prediction of critical weld details in steel highway bridges
A.M. Farag & G.Y. Grondin

Practical enhancement of Bayesian networks in structural seismic reliability assessment using the response surface method
S.-E. Fereshtehnejad & M. Banazadeh

Construction of customized payment tables for Cat-in-a-Box earthquake triggers as a basis risk reduction device
G. Franco

Reliability analysis of structures with various failure modes by using Metaheuristics
H. Furuta, K. Takahashi, K. Nakatsu, K. Ishibashi & M. Uchida

A statistical model for flood depth estimation
C. Galasso, S.U.S. Senarath & D.P. Duggan

Uncertainty analysis of flexural overstrength for Eurocode-designed RC members
C. Galasso

Significant failure mode identification and structural reliability analysis for a CFST arch bridge system
X. Gao & L.Wang

Assessment of the efficiency of Kriging models for reliability analysis of complex structures
B. Gaspar, A.P. Teixeira & C.G. Soares

Appropriate creep and shrinkage model of HPC for improved life-cycle design
B.A. Gedam, A. Upadhyay, N.M. Bhandari

Estimation of the resonance-response factor regarding to the critical excitation methods
S.H. Ghasemi, A.S. Nowak & P. Ashtari

Random crack propagation using polynomial chaos
W.J.S. Gomes & A.T. Beck

Cyclonic damage estimate of rural houses considering wind directional effect
P.K. Goyal & T.K. Datta

Statistical development of an exogenous wind-borne debris generator for building envelope failure assessment models
M. Grayson, W. Pang & S. Schiff

The influence of knots on the failure load of timber
C. Grazide, A. Cointe, J.-L. Coureau & S. Morel

An internal parameter material model for calculating energy dissipation during high cycle fatigue processes on railway bridges
V. Grigoriou & E. Brühwiler

Seismic fragility of scoured bridge systems: Scour is beneficial?
X. Guo & Z. Chen

System identification from non-stationary data: Blind source separation and time-frequency approaches
Y.L. Guo &A. Kareem

Facts and fiction of T-stress in predicting crack paths
M. Gupta, R.C. Alderliesten & R. Benedictus

Late-life mortality-rate deceleration in biological and non-biological life: Denouement of the mystery
S.N. Habibullah & S.C. Saunders

DNV-ADAPT framework for risk-based adaptation: A test case for the offshore industry
Ø. Hagen, L. Garré & P. Friis-Hansen

Effects of large uncertainties in a reliability based framework for humanitarian emergency shelters
C. Hanley, D. Gilmour &V. Pakrashi

Progressive collapse analysis of precast concrete frames with semi-rigid connections
N.M. Hashim & J. Agarwal

A study on variation of seismic motion indices within very small distance
Y. Hata, K. Ichii & A. Nozu

Bridge damage identification using traffic-induced vibration and neural network
H. Hattori, X. He, F.N. Catbas, H. Furuta, M. Kawatani & C.W. Kim

Dynamic response characteristics of tall buildings subjected to pulse-like ground motions
Y. Hayashi, H. Minami, H. Yasumoto, R. Okazawa & N. Takiyama

Bridge damage identification using vehicle-bridge interaction analysis and GA optimization
X. He, F.N. Catbas, H. Hattori, M. Kawatani, H. Furuta, T. Hayashikawa & T. Matsumoto

Non-linear dynamic reliability analysis of profiled blast walls
M.H. Hedyati, S. Sriramula & R. Neilson

A comparison of reliability based structural optimization methodologies in the design of aircraft structures
S. Hernandez, J. Diaz, A. Baldomir, M. Cid & C. Lopez

Empirical prediction model for ground motion intensity due to aftershocks
M. Hirose, T. Itoi & T. Takada

Synthesis of design ground motion representing the information of a set of possible ground motions
R. Honda & T. Miyamoto

Performance of the ordinary, weighted and generalized least-squares methods in fitting extreme value distributions
H.P. Hong

Computer modelling of effects of seismic events on aged nuclear reactor cores
T.J. Horgan, B. Kralj & S. Brasier

Bayesian inference for general time-variant systems
H. Hu & C. Proppe

Probabilistic model for steel-concrete bond behavior of bridge columns considering the effect of ASR
Q. Huang, P. Gardoni, D. Trejo &A. Pagnotta

Hazard analysis of seismic-induced landslide displacement-a case study of Liugui district in Taiwan
F.K. Huang, G.S.Wang & C.C. Hsieh

Monte carlo prediction of extreme values of the combined load effect and semi-probabilistic design of ocean-going ships
W. Huang & Y. Xiao

The efficient Monte Carlo based method of structural reliability analysis
W. Huang & X. Yang

The rain-flow estimate of fatigue damage of combined high and low frequency load effects
W. Huang

Characterization of main-shock effects on the aftershock fragility of rigid electrical equipment
J. Hur & A. Shafieezadeh

A time-domain approach for the performance-based seismic design of tall buildings in Bucharest
M. Iancovici, G. Vezeanu, R. Vacareanu & F. Pavel

Development of numerical simulation of gas diffusion considering mitigation with water curtain for RBM
K. Ikeda & T. Kurashiki

Seismic vibration control of a building considering fragility curves of accommodated computer servers
T. Ito & M. Kohiyama

On spatial distribution of ground motion for emergency response planning of important facilities
T. Itoi

Effects of vehicle speed in structural health monitoring from operational conditions of bridges
V. Jaksic, A. O’Connor & V. Pakrashi

Probability of Earthquake occurrences and time-dependent seismic hazard analysis for Tehran urban area
S.M. Jalalalhosseini, H. Zafarani & M. Zare

From climate predictions to flood risk assessment for a portfolio of structures
F. Jalayer, R. De Risi, I. Iervolino, G. Manfredi & F. De Paola, M.E. Topa, M. Giugni, E. Bucchignani, P. Gasparini, E. Mbuya & A. Kyessi

Comparison of fragility curves for an older RC frame with column and beam-column joint shear models
J.-S. Jeon, R. DesRoches, I. Brilakis & L.N. Lowes

Probabilistic seismic risk assessment and comparison of steel reinforced concrete frame and buckling-restrained braced steel reinforced concrete frame
M.M. Jia, D.G. Lu & X.H. Yu

The fuzzy reliability analysis of elevation control in cable-stayed bridge during the construction stage
B.Y. Jia, X.L. Yu & Q.S. Yan

A mathematical modeling method of ellipsoidal convex model for structural uncertainty analysis
C. Jiang & X. Han

Reliability analysis for stability bearing capacity of CFST arches
W. Jiang & D.G. Lu

Fuzzy clustering method for performance evaluation of bridge superstructure based on field data
Y.B. Jiao, H.B. Liu, P. Zhang & X.Q.Wang

Efficient optimal design of passive hysteretic base isolators by volterra integral equations
E.A. Johnson, M. Kamalzare & S.F.Wojtkiewicz

Analysis on effects of ergodic assumption on probabilistic ground motion prediction for sophistication of ground motion prediction equation
M. Jozuka, T. Takada & T. Itoi

Application of spectral analysis to embankment dam piezometer data
I.-S. Jung, M. Berges, J.H. Garrett & C.J. Kelly

Challenges in reliability based life-cycle management of bridges
M. Kabani, P. Moyo & M. Alexander

Seismic performance assessment of dual systems combining conventional and self-centering concentrically-braced-frames
M. Kafaeikivi, D. Roke & Q. Huang

Sensitivity analysis for structural integrity assessment of pressure equipment using partial safety factor method
T. Kaida, S. Izumi & S. Sakai

Investigation on the risk of traffic passage by the damage of girder and abutment due to severe earthquakes
Y. Kajita, T. Kobayashi & H. Otsuka

Quantification of uncertainty in nonlinear soil models for earthquake site response at a representative KiK-net site
J. Kaklamanos, L.G. Baise & L. Dorfmann

Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of beam stability problems using shell finite elements and nonlinear computational approach
Z. Kala & J. Kala

Effect of inspection/testing on the reliability of spillway gates
M. Kalantamia, L. Chouinard & S. Foltz

Fast optimal design and reliability analysis of a large-scale smart structure
M. Kamalzare, E.A. Johnson & S.F.Wojtkiewicz

Experimental investigation and computational modelling of corrosion induced mechanical-geometrical degradation of reinforcing bars
M.M. Kashani, A.J. Crewe, N.A. Alexander, L.N. Lowes & M.O. Eberhard

Reliability analysis of reinforced concrete slab subjected to low velocity impact accounting of material damage
F. Kassem, D. Bertrand, M. Brun &A. Limam

Effects of road surface roughness on energy harvesting from bridge-vehicle interaction
J. Keane, A. O’Sullivan, V. Jaksic, S.F. Ali & V. Pakrashi

Reliable identification of corrosion in reinforced concrete structures
S. Kessler & C. Gehlen

Impact of localized chloride corrosion on the fatigue behavior of reinforcement
S. Kessler, K. Osterminski, A. Volkwein & C. Gehlen

A probabilistic model for predicting creep deformation of high-performance concrete members
Y.H. Kim & J.-W. Bai

Changes in modal parameters of a steel truss bridge due to artificial damages
C.W. Kim, K.C. Chang, S. Kitauchi, P.J. McGetrick, K. Hashimoto & K. Sugiura

Structural damage diagnosis of steel truss bridges by outlier detection
C.W. Kim, S. Kitauchi, K.C. Chang, P.J. McGetrick, K. Sugiura & M. Kawatani

Health monitoring and reliability estimation of a tall building
E. Kirkpinar, E. Ozer & S. Soyoz

Effect of return period and its variation of input ground motion on partial safety factors
T. Kitahara, Y. Kishi & Y. Kajita

Prediction of maximum control force of PD-controlled system under stationary white noise
M. Kohiyama

Multidimensional risk assessment for vehicle trajectories by using copulas
A. Koita, D. Daucher & M. Fogli

A 3D nonlinear progressive collapse study of multi-story steel frame buildings accounting for loss of stability and structural uncertainties
T. Kontoroupi, S. Gerasimidis & G. Deodatis

HDMR for sliding predictions in rock slopes based on the upper bound limit analysis
J. Kozubal, W. Pula & G. Vessia

Stochastic response evaluation of shape memory alloy supplemented lead rubber bearing isolation system
S.K. Mishra & S. Chakraborty

Study on simulation system for heat radiation of large tank fire based on Monte Carlo method
T. Kurashiki, Y. Kozue & N.Waris

Crack growth detection for concrete structures based on non-contact displacement measurements
T. Kusaka, Y. Nomura, Y. Hineno &T. Fujii

Probabilistic model for human comfort
J.E. Laier

Statistical characterisation of soil porosity
T.M.H. Le, G.R. Eiksund & P.J. Strøm

Determination of strength statistics of quasibrittle structures based on mean size effect analysis
J.-L. Le, A.C. Falchetto & M.O. Marasteanu

Probabilistic analysis of progressive collapse of reinforced concrete buildings
J.-L. Le & B. Xue

Dynamic analysis of bridges with rocking isolation in ultimate states
T.Y. Lee & M.Y. Huang

System reliability updating of fatigue-induced sequential failures through inspection and repair
Y.-J. Lee

Inverse reliability problem solved by artificial neural networks
D. Lehký & D. Novák

On Reliability-based calibration of LQG control algorithms
B.J. Leira

Extreme response analysis for a jacket-type offshore wind turbine using environmental contour method
Q. Li, Z. Gao & T. Moan

A proposal of designable space of diaphragm made of thin stainless steel for electrical assemblies considering clicking behavior and fatigue life
L. Xingsheng, T. Kurashiki & M. Fukuda

Sensitivity analysis-assisted robust parameter design of an adaptive vibration neutralizer
Y. Li, T. Pfeiffer, J. Nuffer, J. Bös & H. Hanselka

The concept of generalized engineering reliability: A physical approach
J. Li

A pier-scour potential evaluation via a probabilistic approach
K.-W. Liao & H.-J. Lu

Sensitivity study of frequency detuning effect on control performance of tuned mass dampers
C.-C. Lin, G.-L. Lin & K.-C. Chiu

Application of seismological model for estimating seismic risk of spatially distributed structures
T.J. Liu & H.P. Hong

The progressive collapse analysis of super high-rise building based on applied element method
Z. Liu, P. Lin, X. Lu

Estimating correlation structure of non-Gaussian stationary translation processes
Y. Liu, S.T. Quek & F.H. Lee

Assessment of vibration-based on-line damage detection identification techniques
C.-H. Loh & S.-H. Chao

Fast estimation of expected information gains for Bayesian experimental designs of underdetermined models based on Laplace approximations
Q. Long, M. Scavino, R. Tempone & S.Wang

Reliability-based calibration of design seismic response spectra and structural acceptance criteria
C. Loth & J.W. Baker

Seismic resilience of regional health-care systems
A. Lupoi, F. Cavalieri & P. Franchin

Site-specific live load and extreme live load models for long span bridges
M. Lutomirska & A.S. Nowak

Structural failures due to combinations of loads including extreme events
M. Lutomirska

Investigation of uncertainties associated with modeling error and time delay on real-time hybrid simulation
A. Maghareh & S.J. Dyke

Time dependent reliability analysis of underground concrete pipes subjected to sulfide corrosion
M. Mahmoodian & M.A. Alani

Contribution to development and validation of numerical tools for reliability analysis of vibro-acoustic problems in complex structures
M. Mansouri, B. Radi & A. El Hami

Multi-hazard assessment of offshore wind turbines
M. Mardfekri & P. Gardoni

Seismic reliability of bridges retrofitted with an indirect retrofit approach versus direct-conventional approaches. Case study of a reinforced concrete retrofitted bridge
O. Markogiannaki & I. Tegos

Probabilistic analyses of traffic loads on bridges
J. Markova, M. Holicky, J. Kral, M. Studnickova & M. Sykora

Calibration of thermal actions on bridges
J. Markova & M. Holicky

Reliability-based operation of offshore wind turbines
S. Márquez-Domínguez, J.D. Sørensen & J.G. Rangel-Ramírez

Sensitivity analysis and uncertainty propagation based on surrogate model for an atmospheric dispersion code
A Marrel, C. Mottet & N. Perot

Tsunami damage assessment of buildings in Chiba Prefecture, Japan using fragility function developed after the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake
Y. Maruyama, K. Kitamura & F. Yamazaki

A stochastic model for deterioration process of tunnel lining concrete in cold regions
O. Maruyama, A. Sutoh, H. Tanaka, T. Satoh & H. Nishi

Structural monitoring scheme on the basis of direct sensing of inter-story drift displacement responses
C. Matsui, A. Nishitani, K. Kanekawa, T. Tanii, I. Ohdomari, Y. Nitta, T. Hatada, R. Katamura & I. Matsuya

Estimation on deterioration model for RC building received chloride induced damage
M. Matsushima & K. Matsuda

Risk-based evaluation of seismic design methods for steel moment resisting frames
A. Mellati & M. Banazadeh

Approximate tensile capacity and fatigue life of cracked flange stem subjected to cyclic tensile stress
S.B. Mendes

Variability response function for nonlinear beam
M. Meštrovic

Slope reliability analysis using First Order Reliability Method (FORM)
S. Metya, G. Bhattacharya & R. Chowdhury

Stochastic process model for timber-concrete composite beam deterioration
T. Micic, D. Stojic & N. Velimirovic

A framework for selecting a suite of ground-motion intensity maps consistent with both ground-motion intensity and network performance hazards for infrastructure networks
M. Miller & J. Baker

Estimation of the probability of merging at an entrance ramp of a suburban freeway – Application to the road safety
J. Mint-Moustapha, D. Daucher & B. Jourdain

Variability response functions for viscoelastic beams
M. Miranda & G. Deodatis

Multivariate extreme value distributions of vector LMA processes
K. Mohan, J. Jith & S. Gupta

Structural reliability of loadbearing masonry members designed to the CSA S304 standard
H. Moosavi & Y. Korany

Global sensitivity analysis for the structural system with correlated inputs
M. Moradi & S.R. Arwade

A reliability-based bounding analysis methodology for seismic isolated nuclear power plants
T.A. Morgan

Quality evaluation of cementitious material using chaotic wave
R. Moriishi, Y. Oshima & T. Miyagawa

Uncertainty quantification on creep prediction of concrete subjected to cyclic loading
H.B. Motra, A. Dimmig-Osburg & J. Hildebrand

Comparing conservative estimations of failure probabilities using sequential designs of experiments in monotone frameworks
V. Moutoussamy, N. Bousquet, B. Iooss, P. Rochet, T. Klein & F. Gamboa

A new denoising procedure based on empirical mode decomposition for SHM purpose
S. Mukhopadhyay, R. Betti, E. Galli, M. Savoia & L. Vincenzi

Probabilistic integration of validation and calibration results for prediction level uncertainty quantification: application to structural dynamics
J. Mullins, C. Li, S. Sankararaman, S. Mahadevan & A. Urbina

A spreadsheet approach to a reliability-based assessment of scour depth at bridge pier
M. Muzzammil & J. Alam

Safety and reliability of temporary structures: The indiana state fair collapse incident
S. Nacheman, K. Jackson, A. Bhagath, L. Valderruten, J. Nelson & M.J. Pinto

Statistics of bivariate extreme values by the ACER Method
A. Naess & O. Karpa

Fragility evaluation of underground structure considering multi-failure mode
S. Nakamura, T. Matsumoto, S. Niwa, H. Nakamura & K. Mori

Probabilistic load model for bridge-vehicle-road dynamic interaction system
H. Nassif, D. Yuksel & E.-S. Hwang

Finite element models and future uses for confined masonry
L.T. Nguyen, R.B. Corotis & G. Camata

Seismic risk assessment of deteriorating multi span integral bridges
M. Ní Choine, A.O. Connor & J.E. Padgett

Experimental and numerical evaluation of seismic performance of propped rocking walls
A. Nicknam & A. Filiatrault

Application of good-lattice points as interaction nodes for seismic soil-structure interaction analysis of deeply embedded structures
J. Nie & J. Braverman

Code based reliability design of seismically isolated bridges
T. Nifuku & M. Shinozuka

Reliability of the crankshaft based on the probabilistic approach by using Markov Chain Model
N. Nikabdullah, S.S.K. Singh, R. Alebrahim, A.K. Elwaleed & M.S.M. Noorani

Diagnosis of earth-fills and reliability-based design
S. Nishimura, T. Shuku & M. Suzuki

Probabilistic assessment and simulation of coincidental damage to collocated and distributed lifelines in earthquake disasters
N. Nojima

Structural health monitoring based on chaotic excitation and recurrence quantification analysis
Y. Nomura, T. Kusaka, D. Morimoto & H. Furuta

Uncertainty and reliability analysis in life cycle assessment of pavements
A. Noshadravan, M.Wildnauer, J. Gregory & R. Kirchain

Probabilistic life-cycle assessment of civil engineering concrete structures
D. Novák, B. Teplý, D. Lehký & R. Pukl

Development of running spectrum analysis system for analyzing huge disaster information
M. Numada & K. Meguro

The effect of truck permitting policy on us bridge loading
E.J. OBrien, B. Enright & C. Leahy

Imperfect inspection characterization for gamma process structural deterioration model
A. Ohadi &T. Micic

A stochastic framework to optimizing net benefits of a wood pole preventive maintenance program
U. Onyewuchi, M.M. Begovic, R. DesRoches &A. Shafieezadeh

Damage detection of bridge joints based on the impact sound recorded by a passing vehicle
Y. Oshima, H. Fukuda, H. Hattori & S. Tsukamoto

Probabilistic modeling of failure of reinforcements under dynamic loads
K. Osterminski, F. Meyer, A. Volkwein, A. Zashev & C. Gehlen

Probabilistic modelling of steel degradation due to reinforcement corrosion
K. Osterminski

Reliability estimation using system identification results
E. Özer, S. Soyöz & M.Q. Feng

Experimental nonlinear responses of a monopile wave energy device
V. Pakrashi, K. O’Sullivan, R. O’Shea & J. Murphy

Predicting the time-dependent mechanics of concrete based on a multi-scale material model
C. Pan & Q.Yu

Strength distributions of quasibrittle materials and its size effect implications on reliability of structures
S.D. Pang

Adaptive economic resilience planning for infrastructure and industry sectors with multiple shocks
R. Pant, K. Barker & C.W. Zobel

Reliability sensitivity analysis with Monte Carlo methods
I. Papaioannou, K. Breitung & D. Straub

Stochastic control in a Bayesian framework for structural state assessment and decision making
K.G. Papakonstantinou & M. Shinozuka

Data processing techniques for the evaluation of cable tension of bridge by laser vibrometer
K.-T. Park & H.-S. Shin

Development of evacuation simulator for fire risk assessment and its application
J. Park, S.-W. Yoon, K.-S. Park & D.-S. Park

Probabilistic failure analysis of composite beams under ballistic impact
S.D. Patel, S. Ahmad & P. Mahajan

Uncertainty quantification of an airfoil control surface flutter system
M. Patel, V.V. Nair & S. Sarkar

Epistemic uncertainty of the structural response of RC members under cyclic loading due to different material modelling choices
N. Pereira, X. Romão & R. Delgado

WOLF3 a statistical software for refined modelling of fracture toughness data indexed by temperature
N. Pérot & M. Marqués

Performance optimization of an adaptive vibration absorber using a design to reliability approach
T. Pfeiffer, E. Janssen, J. Nuffer &T. Melz

New method for the determination of seismic fragilities of reinforced concrete structures
D. Proske, D. Kurmann & J. Cervenka

Optimisation of IDA-based fragility curves
N.N. Pujari, T.K. Mandai, S. Lala & S. Ghosh

A model for bridge seismic performance correlation
J. Qin, B. Stojadinovic & K.R. Mackie

Dealing with uncertainty in earthquake engineering: A discussion on the application of open system dynamics
P. Quintana-Gallo, R. Rebolledo & G. Allan

A new parameter perturbation method suitable for reliability analysis of large dynamic systems
S. Rahrovani & T. Abrahamsson

Evaluation of safety level for railway bridges
A.M. Rakoczy & A.S. Nowak

Storm surge damage and loss estimation in a CAT modeling framework
K. Ramanathan & C. Kafali

Information-based modeling of creep in concrete structures
W. Raphael, F. Kaddah, F. Geara & A. Chateauneuf

Reliability analysis of an unsaturated glacial till railway embankment
C. Reale, K. Gavin & A. O’Connor

Estimation of fatigue life and inspection interval of orthotropic bridge deck
A. Reddy & S. Talukdar

Influence on bridge reliability of uncertainty in estimated traffic load-effects
S.G. Reid & C.C. Caprani

Reliability analysis of tube hydroforming process: Numerical and analytical treatment
B. Radi, A. Cherouat & A. El Hami

Stochastic design sensitivity analysis and optimization of complex systems
X. Ren & S. Rahman

Bayesian parameter identification for hybrid parametric-nonparametric stochastic system models
E. Reynders, G. Lombaert, E. Simoen, J. Legault & R.S. Langley

Reliability analysis for transmission line systems for atmospheric hazards
S.N. Rezaei, L. Chouinard & F. Légeron

Reliability analysis of nonlinear timber roofs under seismic loading
H. Riahi, Ph. Bressolette, A. Chatemmeuf & E. Fournely

Assessment of epistemic uncertainties in the shear strength of reinforced concrete beams
A.B. Ribeiro, J.M.F. Calixto & S.M.C. Diniz

Damage assessment in truss-like discrete element (DEM) models of anisotropic quasi-fragile materials
J.D. Riera, L.F.F. Miguel, I. Iturrioz & L.E. Kosteski

Train-bridge interaction influence on the safety of a short span high-speed railway bridge
J. Rocha, A.A. Henriques & R. Calçada

Preliminary probabilistic prediction of ice/snow accretion on stay cables based on meteorological variables
J.H. Roldsgaard, A. Kiremidjian, C.T. Georgakis & M.H. Faber

A novel machine-learning approach for structural/environmental state identification using ultrasonic guided waves
S. Roy & F.-K. Chang

Life cycle cost optimization of reinforced concrete structures under coupled corrosion fatigue deterioration
L. Saad, A. Aissani, A. Chateauneuf & W. Raphael

Seismic fragility of base-isolated industrial tanks
S.K. Saha, V.A. Matsagar & A.K. Jain

Probabilistic damage control seismic design of bridges using structural reliability concept
M.S. Saiidi, A. Vosooghi & A. Saini

Bayesian model updating for evaluation of building seismic response and probabilistic damage estimation
T. Saito

A study on material factors of RC structures subjected to bending moment and axial force
Y. Sakai, R. Pongwit & M. Fujita

Model selection methods for stochastic nonlinear dynamical systems using experimental data
R. Sandhu, M. Khalil, D. Poirel & A. Sarkar

Quantifying the reliability of computational models
S. Sankararaman & S. Mahadevan

Evaluation of the safety criteria of brazilian standard for reinforced concrete design based on reliability analyses
S.H.C. Santos, C.R. Eboli & F.P.S. Bastos

Probabilistic multi-physics degradation analysis of cementitious materials under sulfate attack
S. Sarkar, S. Mahadevan, D.S. Kosson, J.C.L. Meeussen, H. van der Sloot & K.G. Brown

Bayesian networks to quantify the reliability of a debris flow alarm system
M. Sättele, M. Bründl & D. Straub

Rayleigh waves transport along a surface with random impedance
É. Savin

Identification of the manhattan bridge dynamic properties for fatigue assessment
M. Savoia, L. Vincenzi, E. Bassoli, P. Gambarelli, R. Testa & R. Betti

Robustness in structural engineering – influences of the numerical model on the evaluation of structural robustness
F. Scheiber & F.Werner

Robust topology optimization accounting for geometric imperfections
M. Schevenels, M. Jansen, G. Lombaert & B.S. Lazarov, O. Sigmund

Structural innovation through active fire safety
J.B. Schleich

Life safety through smoke evacuation
J.B. Schleich

A new perspective on efficiency of simulation techniques in structural reliability
D. Sen & B. Bhattacharya

Life cycle performance assessment of reinforced concrete bridges under deterioration processes
B. Shafei &A. Alipour

Reliability based code calibration for rc column subject to vehicle collision
H. Sharma, P. Gardoni & S. Hurlebaus

Reliability-based design optimization of structures using GA and SORM
M. Shayanfar, R. Abbasnia & A Khodam

Sensitivity-based study of the local and global buckling on the seismic response of special concentrically braced frame
M.A. Shayanfar, R.Z. Bidoki & B. Farhadi

Probability and catastrophic events
M. Shinozuka, T. Nifuku & K.P. Cheung

Risk-based evaluation of code conforming reinforced concrete moment frames
M. Shokrabadi & M. Banazadeh

Tsunami damage estimation model of utility pole
Y. Shumuta & M. Matsuyama

Estimation of extreme response and failure probability of wind turbines under normal operation using probability density evolution method
M.T. Sichani, S.R.K. Nielsen,W.F. Liu, J.-B. Chen, J. Li &Y.B. Peng

Comparison of nonlinear static and dynamic stability-related progressive collapse mechanisms of steel frames considering structural uncertainties
J. Sideri, S. Gerasimidis & G. Deodatis

Deterministic seismic hazard analyses for historical monumental buildings
S. Silvestri, M. Palermo, G. Gasparini & T. Trombetti

A procedure for probabilistic seismic hazard analysis which allows to account for poisson or non-poissonian models
S. Silvestri, M. Palermo, G. Gasparini & T. Trombetti

Probabilistic assessment of the axial strength of cold-formed steel columns
B.T.P. Sily, F.C. Rodrigues & S.M.C. Diniz

Reliability analysis of deep water composite riser subjected to random loads
M. Singh & S. Ahmad

A fuzzy analytical network process (ANP)-based framework for safety management system in malaysian construction industries
S.D. Samarin & Z.B. Ismail

Damage identification of multi-story structures by modified EKF method
R. Song, Y. Dong & H. Liu

Effect of main shock-aftershock sequences on seismic behavior of water tanks
R. Song, Y. Li, Y. Dong & H. Liu

Nonlinear seismic reliability analysis of RC frame structures using a stochastic capacity spectrum method
P.Y. Song & D.G. Lu

Modeling of uncertainties for wind turbine blade design
J.D. Sørensen & H.S. Toft

How to select optimal mitigation strategies for natural hazards?
O. Špacková & D. Straub

A study on the comparison of ductile and brittle progressive collapse mechanisms of steel frames and the effect of structural uncertainties
A. Spiridaki, S. Gerasimidis & G. Deodatis

Vibration control and reliability of wind turbines
A. Staino & B. Basu

Reliability based evaluation of existing railway bridges using structural health monitoring and finite element modeling
D. Su, H. Nassif & P. Lou

Maximum response evaluation of two-storied traditional wooden buildings for pulse-like ground motions
M. Sugino, T. Nakanishi, N. Takiyama, Y. Hayashi &Y. Moriya

Simultaneous identification of structural parameters and dynamic input with incomplete output-only measurements
H. Sun & R. Betti

Multiple flaws detection in structures using a combination of XFEM and topologically adaptive enhanced ABC algorithm
H. Sun, H.Waisman & R. Betti

Probabilistic model for damage accumulation in concrete tunnel lining using inspection data
A. Sutoh, O. Maruyama, H. Tanaka, T. Satoh & H. Nishi

Structural health monitoring as an innovative post-disaster response tool for essential facilities
D.B. Swanson, E.S. Bishop, L.K. Lum, K.M. Baldwin, B.A. Martin & R.L. Loveless

Collapse mode-based building fragility against tsunami
T. Takada, K. Ando & T. Itoi

A closed form solution of seismic risk curve considering uncertainties of structural response and loss
T. Takada, J.H. Kim & K. Tanaka

New methodology for wave-based probabilistic seismic hazard analysis
T. Takada, K. Tanaka & T. Itoi

Event tree analysis for strong ground motion at Nishichiba campus of Chiba University
T. Takahashi & M. Katada

Analysis of blocking probability of redundant evacuation path
U. Tamima & L. Chouinard

Shelter choice decision by earthquake evacuees: An application of logit model
U. Tamima & L. Chouinard

Optimal control of maintenance strategies including repairs and reinforcements for concrete tunnel lining
H. Tanaka, A. Sutoh, O. Maruyama, T. Satoh & H. Nishi

Using duffing equation to understand various kinds of backbones for modeling nonlinear systems
P.F. Tang, J.S. Pei, J.P. Wright, P.H. Fobel & F. Gay-Balmaz

Uncertainty quantification using evidence theory and differential evolution-based computational strategy for steel frames with semi-rigid connections
H. Tang & J.Wang

Comparative life cycle cost and performance analysis of structural systems
V. Terzic, S.K. Merrifield, S.A. Mahin & M. Comerio

Entropy approach to assessing residual life of deteriorating systems
S.A. Timashev & A.V. Bushinskaya

Assessment of the reliability level embedded in international codes for design of corroding pipelines
S.A. Timashev & A.V. Bushinskaya

Reliability assessment of welded steel details in bridges using inspection
H.S. Toft, J.D. Sørensen, T. Yalamas & J. Baussaron

Multi-objective optimization for inspections and maintenance of structures, considering structural deterioration
D. Tolentino & S.E. Ruiz

Statistical analysis of variability in floor response spectra using random vibration theory
M. Tootkaboni, A. Louhghalam & T. Igusa

Real time frequency domain decomposition for structural health monitoring
M. Torbol & C.B. Yun

Extreme winds from synthetic records – the state of play
A. Torrielli, M.P. Repetto & G. Solari

Examination of extreme traffic action effects at an elemental level in RC road bridges
M.A. Treacy & E. Brühwiler

Multivariate statistics of low frequency sound radiated from highway viaducts with expansion joints
M. Tsubomoto, M. Kawatani, Y. Takami & N. Kawada

Development of damage functions on water supply systems subjected to an extreme ground motion
T. Tsukiji & G. Shoji

Passive control of human-induced footbridge vibrations
F. Tubino & G. Piccardo

Reliability of rotor blades of tidal stream turbines under extreme and fatigue loading
D.V. Val, D. Yurchenko & L. Chernin

Reliability of existing concrete structures during fire: An analysis of concrete slabs subjected to chloride induced corrosion
R. Van Coile, R. Caspeele & L. Taerwe

Structural damage identification using power spectral density and an evolutionary algorithm
M. Varmazyar, N. Haritos & M. Kirley

Seismic assessment of retrofitted non-ductile reinforced concrete frames
P. Vega-Behar, C.-S.W. Yang, R. DesRoches & R.T. Leon

Robust optimization of control devices for tall buildings with uncertain mass distribution
I. Venanzi & A.L. Materazzi

Analysis of a fluid structure interaction system under random gust
S. Venkatesh, S. Sarkar & I. Rychlik

A multi-scale approach for uncertainty quantification of layered composite beams
A. Venketeswaran, P. Sasikumar & S. Gupta

Identification of the importance of risk factors in seismic risk assessment based on stochastic ground motion models
C. Vetter &A.A. Taflanidis

Building’s stability problem solution appling health monitoring principles
V. Volkovas

Sample size extension in stratified sampling: Theory and software implementation
M. Vorechovský, D. Novák & R. Rusina

Feasibility study of structures with building mass damper design
S.J.Wang, K.C. Chang, B.H. Lee, Y.H. Chen & J.S. Hwang

Computationally efficient seismic risk analysis using seismic hazard deaggregation
Z.-L.Wang, S.-H. Ni,W.-C. Xie & M.D. Pandey

Joint wind-snow hazard characterization for performance-based design
Y.Wang & D. Rosowsky

Initial study on the effects of ground motion record selection and scaling method on performance-based engineering of wood-frame structures
Y.Wang & D. Rosowsky

Hybrid genetic algorithm in frequency domain to structural dynamic parameter identification
G.S.Wang, Y.-C. Tsai & F.-K. Huang

An improved gradient-based kriging technique to structural reliability problems
W.Wang, G.F. Xue &W. Zhao

Reliability assessment of existing RC bridges based on small samples of inspection data
L.Wang, Y. Ma, T. Peng, Y. Liu & J. Zhang

Practical cross-asset management procedures for infrastructure networks
A.Weninger-Vycudil, S. Deix, A. O’Connor &V. Pakrashi

Probability-based guidelines for design and assessment of concrete dams
M.W.Wilde & F. Johansson

Adjacent building response sensitivity to earthquake loading
W.S. White, H.B. Mason & M.H. Scott

A sparse third-order volterra model to simulate nonlinear bridge aerodynamics
T.Wu & A. Kareem

A simplified live load model for fatigue assessment of orthotropic steel decks
Y. Xia, H. Nassif & D. Su

Actuator tracking evaluation for reliability assessment of real-time hybrid simulation in frequency domain
W. Xu, T. Guo & C. Chen

Safety reserve of offshore platform structures: A review
C. Xu &Y. Yang

Adaptive polynomial dimensional decompositions for uncertainty quantification in high dimensions
V. Yadav & S. Rahman

Development of building height data from high-resolution SAR imagery and building footprint
F. Yamazaki & W. Liu

Empirical vulnerability modeling considering geospatial ground motion variability
U. Yazgan

System reliability of a semi-submersible drilling rig
Q. Ye, W. Jin, Y. He & Y. Bai

Stochastic simulation of turbulence with intermittence
C. Yin, T.Wu & A. Kareem

Application of the response surface method based on the support vector classification machine to the seismic reliability analysis of cable-stayed bridge
X.L. Yu, B.Y. Jia, Q.S. Yan & W. Li

A new empirical Bayes approach for estimating common cause failures
S. Yu, X.-X. Yuan & M.D. Pandey

Statistical evaluation of logic trees in seismic hazard analysis
M.S. Yucemen & A.D. Akkaya

A study on the global loss of stability progressive collapse mechanisms of steel moment frames taking into account structural uncertainties
Y. Yan, S. Gerasimidis & G. Deodatis

Multidimensional parallelepiped model – a new structural uncertainty analysis method
Q.F. Zhang & C. Jiang

A meshfree-Galerkin method in modelling and synthesizing spatially varying soil properties
D.-Y. Zhang,W.-C. Xie & M.D. Pandey

Fuzzy logic control of the building structure with CLEMR dampers
X.C. Zhang, Z.D. Xu, X.H. Huang & J.T. Zhu

Optimal condition-based maintenance decisions for systems with dependent stochastic degradation of components
S. Zhang, W. Zhou & H. Hong

Stochastic growth modeling for metal-loss corrosion defects on energy pipelines using inspection data
S. Zhang & W. Zhou

Non-linear partial least squares response surface method for structural reliability analysis
W. Zhao & W.Wang

A method for quality evaluation of existing reinforced concrete members
W. Zhong, Y. Zhao & Y. Lu

Advanced model error assessments of burst capacity models for corroded pipelines
W. Zhou & G. Huang

Applying weigh-in-motion traffic data to reliability based assessment on bridge structures
X. Zhou, F. Schmidt, F. Toutlemonde & B. Jacob

The residual structural performance of RC beams damaged by 28 years of natural corrosion in chloride environment
W.J. Zhu & R. François

Reliability analysis of fluid-structure interaction using the particle finite element method
M. Zhu & M.H. Scott

Stationary probability density function of a vibro-impact duffing oscillator driven by Gaussian white noise
H.T. Zhu

An energy approach for assessment the potential of progressive collapse
W. Zhuang & J. Agarwal

Life cycle costs of civil infrastructure in tourist destinations
G. Zografos

Assessment of a vulnerability model against post-earthquake damage data: The case study of the historic city centre of l’aquila in Italy
R. Ferlito, M. Guarascio, G. Marcari & M. Zucconi

A Bayesian network model for the risk assessment of dropped objects to offshore pipeline
Y. Liu & H. Hu

Damage detection using vibration-based data from instrumented isolated building
M.G. Kesti & F. Kesti

Apply research on substructure finite element model updating with parametric analysis
D.Wang, C. Chen, Y. Liu, X. Min & A. Xiao

Introducing stress random fields of polycrystalline aggregates into the local approach to fracture
X.H. Dang, B. Sudret, M. Berveiller, A. Zeghadi & T. Yalamas

Modeling the moisture variations in flexible pavement
M.R. Islam & R.A. Tarefder

Robust analysis of ultimate capacity of beam string structure with random load ratio
Y. Jiang, G. Liao & M. Xie

Reliability and uncertainties estimation of welded assembly based on power-law accelerated of Birnbaum-Saunders life models
A. Grous, T. Lassen & N. Recho

An approach to minimize the risk of progressive collapse in R.C. buildings
A.M. Tarabia, S.M.S. Shoukry & H. Abd El Razek

Probabilistic aftershock hazard analysis based on 2011 Tohoku earthquake data
B. Choi, T. Takada &T. Itoi

System reliability analysis of cantilever retaining walls embedded in granular soils
K.E. Daryani & H. Mohamad

Critical success factors influencing safety management system in Malaysian construction projects, by using analytical models
S.D. Samarin & Z.B. Ismail

The influence of internal stiffening rings on the stability of wind turbine towers and structural uncertainties
N. Stavridou, E. Efthymiou, S. Gerasimidis & C.C. Baniotopoulos

Application of next generation attenuation relationships for the Iranian ground motion records
A. Azarbakht, S. Rahpeyma & M. Mousavi

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