This book provides answers to the following problems: how to identify the most probable critical failures; how to describe and use data–concerning materials that are either heterogeneous, time–variant, or space–variant; how to quantify the reliability and lifetime of a system; how to use feedback information to actualize reliability results; and how to optimize an inspection politic or a maintenance strategy. Numerous authors from public research centers and firms propose a synthesis of methods, both new and well–known, and offer numerous examples concerning dams, geotechnical study, and structures from nuclear and civil engineering.

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Author(s)Julien Baroth
PublisherJohn Wiley
Publish YearJanuary 2011