CEE 591 - Reliability Analysis
Introduction to applied probability theory and random processes, Bayesian analysis of model uncertainties. Formulation of reliability for components and systems. Exact solutions for special cases. Approximate solutions by second-moments, first- and second-order reliability methods (FORM and SORM), the response surface method, simulation methods including importance sampling techniques. Reliability-based optimal design and probabilistic design codes. Time- and space-variant reliability formulations. Course Information: 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: CEE 491.