CIVL6240

Geotechnical Risk Analysis

10 Units

The aim of this course is to apply probability, statistics, geostatistics and advanced numerical methods in geotechnical risk analysis. Its purpose is to provide fundamentals for reliability based design and risk management in geotechnical engineering.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Quantify the uncertainties in the engineering properties of soils and rocks using statistics
  2. Demonstrate their understanding of random field theory
  3. Conduct reliability analysis of geo-structures using simple probabilistic methods
  4. Understand the basic concepts of random finite element method
  5. Conduct reliability analysis of geo-structures using the random finite element method
  6. Conduct reliability based design of geo-structures.
  7. Apply Bayesian statistics in risk management in geotechnical engineering
Content

• Soil variability and uncertainty quantification

• Spatial variability and random field theory

• Simple probabilistic methods for reliability analysis in geotechnical engineering

• Random finite element method • Reliability based design in geotechnical engineering

• Bayesian statistics and risk management in geotechnical engineering  

Requisites
  • This course has similarities to CIVL4240. If you have successfully completed CIVL4240, you cannot enrol in this course.
Assumed Knowledge CIVL2040 Engineering Probabilities
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 1
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 2
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 3 *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for CIVL6240
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