Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability

by Y-K. Wen, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Univ. of Illinois, Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Urbana, Ill. 61801,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-390-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-390-4 (ISBN-10), 1984, Soft Cover, Pg. 444

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Conference information: 4th ASCE Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability | Berkeley, California, United States | December 11-13, 1984

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Computing in civil engineering has gone through serious adjustments in recent years. With the advent of computer-aided design and drafting systems (CAD) and microcomputers, computing capability has been made available to nearly all members of the profession. Most recently, the availability of very high-speed 16 and 32 bit microcomputers is going to impact the profession by providing immense computing power to individuals heretofore never exposed to this capability before. The profession needs extensive education, training, and most of all open discussion on the use of computers. Professionals are going to need to learn how to use computers, find good well written programs, and most of all be prepared to face the ethical and professional problems in using computers. These proceedings are an accumulation of papers that discuss the use of computers by professionals with special emphasis on CAD, microcomputers and problems and their solutions.

Subject Headings: Structural reliability | Probability | Structural mechanics | Computing in civil engineering | Computer aided design | Computers | Engineering mechanics | Structural engineering


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