# A Two-Stage Safety Assessment Methodology for Construction Activities

*The control of construction activities requires the evaluation of the condition of the control attributes of interest. In order to develop the required methodology, a model of the construction...*

Numerical Solution of the Transient Fokker-Planck Equation: The Movie

*The finite element method is applied to the solution of the transient Fokker-Planck equation for several nonlinear dynamical systems in R*

^{2}, giving...First-Excursion Probability of Uncertain Structures

*The first-order reliability method (FORM) is used to estimate the first-excursion probability of uncertain structures subjected to deterministic dynamic loads. An algorithm is developed...*

An Exact Expression for the Distribution of Linear Combinations of Uniform Random Variables

*Structural dynamic analysis have often in the past relied on the assumption that the system under consideration is well known ahd have been associated the unpredictability of the response...*

Critical Buckling Load Statistics of an Uncertain Column

*The objective of this paper is to examine the statistics of the buckling load of a column with uncertain material properties. The elastic modulus is assumed to be a random process that...*

Retention Parameter Estimates for Curve Number Runoff Procedure

*A technique is developed for computing estimates and associated probabilities of the retention parameter S in the Soil Conservation Service curve number runoff procedure. This technique...*

Forecasting Instabilities in Groundwater Parameters

*A multiprocess Kalman filter recursive procedure is used as a tool for modeling and analysis of noisy groundwater series in order to detect abrupt fluctuations and instabilities in the...*

Probability and Climatology of Droughts in the Western United States

*The incidence of drought in the western United States is caused primarily by large-scale anomalies in the circulation of atmospheric, midlatitudinal, transport and the occurrence of the...*

Study of Groundwater Availability in Case of Drought

*Groundwater drought events were derived by taking truncation levels through the time series of daily drawdown records from observation wells. Droughts of various truncation levels, namely,...*

Development of Storage Demand Relation for Reservoirs?A Probabilistic Approach

*This paper presents a practical method for developing storage-demand relation for reservoirs by a probability analysis of the stream flow data. The method was employed by the author for...*

Probability of Bridge Failure Due to Pier Scour

*Methods have been presented for computing the probability of bridge failure due to pier scour either using a maximum scour depth model or a time-dependent model. The probability of failure...*

Engineering Mechanics

*This proceedings,*Engineering Mechanics?Ninth Conference, consists of the texts of the three keynote lectures and brief summaries of submitted...

A More Rational Approach to Pavements

*It is the intent of this paper to demonstrate how purely probabilistic arguments can be used to formulate a rational (phenomenonological) model of the particulate media that comprise pavement...*

Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability

*This proceedings consists of summary papers for the thirty-six technical sessions of the 6th ASCE Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics, and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability....*

Probability of Wave Force on Horizontal Members

*This study is motivated by the works of Isaacson and Subbiah (1990) to evaluate the vertical wave force on a rigid horizontal member located in the vicinity of still water level with its...*

Application of Fracture Mechanics Methodology to Assessment of Weld Defects in Offshore Platforms

*This paper demonstrates an application of both deterministic and probabilistic fracture mechanics methods to assess weld defects in an offshore platform. The results of the assessment...*

Impact of Cold Weather on Building Construction Scheduling

*Weather impact on a building construction schedule is often significant in cold regions. Most deterministic scheduling methods are unable to directly account for the effects of weather...*

A Conceptual Model for Vertical Frazil Distribution in Turbulent Flows

*A conceptual model is presented for the evolution of frazil over depth in a turbulent flow. The net upward migration due to buoyancy of the frazil is opposed by intermittent mixing induced...*

Effect of Grain Size Variation on Damage in Polycrystalline Ice

*This paper studies the effect of grain size distributions on damage accumulation in polycrystalline ice under uniaxial compression. The numerical results are derived from the internal-variable...*

A Formalism to Generate Probability Distributions for Performance-Assessment Modeling

*A formalism is presented for generating probability distributions of parameters used in performance-assessment modeling. The formalism is used when data are either sparse or nonexistent....*

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