By J. Ferry Borges (auth.), C. Guedes Soares (eds.)
This publication includes contributions from quite a few authors on diversified very important themes similar with probabilistic tools used for the layout of buildings. firstly a number of of the papers have been ready for complicated classes on structural reliability or on probabilistic tools for structural layout. those classes were held in several international locations and feature been given via varied teams of teachers. They have been aimed toward engineers and researchers who already had a few publicity to structural reliability tools and therefore they provided overviews of the paintings within the numerous themes. The publication features a choice of these contributions, which are of aid for destiny classes or for engineers and researchers that are looking to have an replace on particular subject matters. it truly is thought of a supplement to the prevailing textbooks on structural reliability, which regularly make sure the assurance of the fundamental issues yet then will not be wide sufficient to hide a few extra specialized facets. as well as the contributions drawn from these lectures there are a number of papers which were ready in particular for this booklet, aiming at complementing the others in offering an total account of the hot advances within the box. it truly is with unhappiness that during the in the meantime we've seen the disappearance of 2 of the individuals to the publication and, in reality of the early members to this field.