Probabilistic Evaluation of Safety of Soil Structures

by Dimitri Athanasiou-Grivas, (A.M.ASCE),

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 9, Pg. 1091-1095

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The relationship was examined between the conventional factor of safety, Fs, and the probability of failure, Pf, of soil structures and the results were presented in the form of easy-to-use charts. It was assumed that soil resistance, R, and applied load, S, were independent random variables following the versatile beta distribution.

Subject Headings: Structural safety | Soil structures | Probability | Failure analysis | Structural failures | Load and resistance factor design | Load distribution

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