Ka-Veng Yuen, "Bayesian Methods for Structural Dynamics and Civil Engineering"
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0470824549 | 320 pages | PDF | 6,6 MB
Bayesian methods are a powerful tool in many areas of science and engineering, especially statistical physics, medical sciences, electrical engineering, and information sciences. They are also ideal for civil engineering applications, given the numerous types of modeling and parametric uncertainty in civil engineering problems. For example, earthquake ground motion cannot be predetermined at the structural design stage. Complete wind pressure profiles are difficult to measure under operating conditions. Material properties can be difficult to determine to a very precise level - especially concrete, rock, and soil.