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PD683 - Probabilistic Structural Analysis, Design, and Reliability-Risk Assessment

PD683 - Probabilistic Structural Analysis, Design, and Reliability-Risk Assessment

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

New Orleans, LA, USA
Dec 11, 2017 - Dec 13, 2017


Houston, TX, USA
Jun 18, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

Reliability, risk and safety assessment is becoming increasingly important in engineering projects. This course provides a broad overview of probabilistic structural analysis, design and reliability/risk/safety assessment, with heavy emphasis on industrial applications.  Different methods of analysis are explained with emphasis on assumptions and relative advantages-disadvantages of each method.  Use of each method in actual industrial applications is discussed.

This is an applications oriented course; about 75% of the time will be devoted to applications.  Actual examples from a spectrum of industries such as aerospace, pressure vessel and piping, nuclear power, fossil power, petrochemical and marine industries will be discussed.

Each participant will receive the course text, Probabilistic Structural Mechanics Handbook: Theory and Industrial Applications, (Chapman and Hall).  This handbook, edited by the course director, is the most comprehensive book on the subject available today.

You Will Learn To
 - Explain random variations in material properties and loads and how to quantify them
 - Compute structural reliability using various techniques
 - Design structures to specified reliability/risk level
 - Perform probabilistic fracture/fatigue analysis and predict useful life

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

Who Should Attend
Engineers directly involved in probabilistic structural analysis, design and reliability assessment, as well as engineering supervisors and managers responsible for such projects will benefit from this course.  No prior knowledge of probabilistic structural analysis or reliability is necessary but those who have a knowledge and experience will also benefit because of the breadth of topics and applications covered, and the practical guidance offered.

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD683
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Dr. C. (Raj) Sundararajan has over 35 years of experience in probabilistic structural analysis applications. He has been the President of EDA Consultants since 1982. Previously, he held senior technical positions at an architect-engineering firm, equipment vendor and a consulting firm (Lummus Canada, Foster Wheeler, and Impell). Dr. Sundararajan has authored two books and published over 50 technical papers. He received the ASME Best Paper Award in 1986. He has been teaching ASME courses since 1992.
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