Probabilistic finite elements with dynamic limit bounds; a case study: 17th street flood wall, New Orleans

Mohammadreza Rajabalinejad, P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder, J.K. Vrijling

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Abstract

The probabilistic approach provides a better understanding of failure mechanisms and occurrence probabilities as well as consequences of failure. Besides, main advantages of the probabilistic design in comparison with the deterministic design are: a more careful, more cost effective, and more reliable design of infrastructures. In the present study a new probabilistic approach is applied to the 17th Street Flood Wall, and its probability of failure under hurricane hazard, considering multiple failure mechanisms is assessed. The Monte Carlo (MC) simulation technique coupled with dynamic limit bounds (DLB) integrated with finite element approach is used. The performance of DLB and MC are compared; the results present that DLB can be efficiently applied in the process of risk and safety evaluation of dikes and flood defenses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering August 2008
Subtitle of host publicationConference Report
Place of PublicationRolla, MO
PublisherMissouri University of Science and Technology
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering 2008 - Arlington, United States
Duration: 11 Aug 200816 Aug 2008
Conference number: 6

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityArlington
Period11/08/0816/08/08

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