Approximate Reasoning in Engineering Decision Analysis

by James T. P. Yao, Purdue Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering


In this paper, the concept and methods of approximate reasoning are reviewed and discussed. The methodology of combining precise results of exact analysis, approximate solutions of exact or numerical analysis, imprecise data, and expert opinion is introduced and reviewed. In addition, an example relevant to structural safety and reliability is presented.

Subject Headings: Structural reliability | Structural safety | Structural analysis | Data analysis | Structural engineering | Numerical analysis | Approximation methods

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