Philosophical Aspects of Structural Design

by H.L. Su,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 5, Pg. 1-16

Document Type: Journal Paper


Significance of statistics in design; it is shown by examples that concepts of safety, difference between required and available safety factor, and mechanistic criteria of design should be determined by statistical considerations; discussion of technique of statistical control in structural engineering is one of essential components of design philosophy.

Subject Headings: Statistics | Structural safety | Structural design | Structural control | Hydraulic structures | Professional practice

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