Industrial Short Course on Reliability Engineering
(Emphasis on Structural & Geotechnical Applications)
Speakers and participants.
The short course on Reliability Engineering was intended to encourage the practicing engineers in Taiwan and Asia to recognize and adopt modern scientific methods for handling uncertainties in the planning, design, and maintenance of engineering systems. The fundamental concepts and methods for modeling engineering uncertainties were introduced, largely through examples of engineering problems, and practical methods for the analysis of their effects on system performance were described. These concepts and methods were followed by in-depth practical and illustrative applications in structural engineering and geotechnical engineering. The same concepts were equally applicable to many other areas of engineering.
The material presented in the 3-day course served to advance the knowledge base of practicing civil engineers in industry and government for more intelligent approaches to treat uncertainties and evaluate their effects on safety and performance of engineering systems, as well as formulate proper basis for intelligent risk-based decisions such as selection of appropriate factors of safety for design.
Outline of Topics
Day 1 - Lecturer - Prof. Alfredo H-S. Ang, Univ. of California, Irvine; and Director, TBTC, Taiwan Tech