CEE 9520 - Engineering Statistics and Reliability

CEE 9520 - Engineering Statistics and Reliability - ES520...

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ES520 – Application of Statistics and Reliability 1 Course Outline September 2012 THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO - FACULTY OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ES 9520a – Application of Statistics and Reliability, Course Outline 2012 Engineering systems are analysed using probability theory and statistics to evaluate system performance under uncertainty. The course is focused on practical engineering problems and is designed to develop the students’ appreciation for application of uncertainty analysis methods in engineering design. Specifically, students will learn how to analyse and draw conclusions of system performance from statistical data relating to components of engineering systems, use Monte Carlo techniques and basic probabilistic and reliability methods to perform reliability analysis for engineering systems, analyse series and parallel systems, and make decision under uncertainty. The practical problems will include, for example, consideration of uncertainty in the strength of materials, soil behaviour, and environmental loads acting on structures (wind loads, earthquake loads), and how these uncertainties are incorporated in design codes. The general topics are Analysis and interpretation of statistical data: data representation, descriptive measures of data, graphic representation of data; Analytical models for data analysis: discrete and continuous probability distribution

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