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Zhang, L. (author), Li, X. (author), Li, D. (author), Zhou, C. (author)
Important engineered slopes are often heavily instrumented and their performance routinely monitored through these instruments. The evaluation of the safety of the slopes based on the monitored information is however a challenge. A systematic method is presented in this paper for evaluating the slope safety by combining multi-source monitoring...
conference paper 2015
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Venmans, A. (author), Schokker, J. (author), Dambrink, R. (author), Maljers, D. (author), Heerema, J.J. (author)
This paper presents method and first results of a study to quantify and communicate geotechnical risk for highway construction on soft soil and large building pits associated with infrastructural works in the Netherlands. A set of easy-to-read maps will inform the end users, geotechnical consultants at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and...
conference paper 2015
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Yoshida, I. (author), Shuku, T. (author)
We sometimes encounter a case in which very small change of computation or experiment condition causes the significant difference in response when strong nonlinearity is involved. Slope failure simulation due to gravity by MPS method is performed to examine feature of uncertainty. The simulation results show that the output uncertainty is...
conference paper 2015
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Shuku, T. (author), Nishimura, S-I. (author), Yoshida, I. (author)
Strong nonlinear behavior such as slope failure involves large uncertainties. Even if we conduct model tests on slope failure under the same test conditions, we cannot reproduce the same results although the linear behavior can be reproduced with relative ease. This kind of uncertainties is well known as “aleatory uncertainty” and they should be...
conference paper 2015
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Mergili, M. (author), Marchesini, I. (author), Rossi, M. (author), Alvioli, M. (author), Schneider-Muntau, B. (author), Cardinali, M. (author), Ardizzone, F. (author), Fiorucci, F. (author), Valigi, D. (author), Santangelo, M. (author), Bucci, F. (author), Guzzetti, F. (author)
The GIS-based open source software r.slope.stability computes broad-scale spatial overviews of shallow and deep-seated slope stability through physically-based modelling. We focus on the landslide-prone 90 km2 Collazzone area, central Italy, exploiting a comprehensive set of lithological, geotechnical and landslide inventory data available for...
conference paper 2015
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Marques, S.H. (author), Beer, M. (author), Gomes, A.T. (author), Henriques, A.A. (author)
The first applications of nonprobabilistic interval analysis in geotechnical engineering have been recently explored. In fact, the solution of practical problems in this field often requires judgement based on limited data and interval analysis has become a research area formally motivated by input information characterised by imprecision....
conference paper 2015
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Zhang, L. (author), Yan, W.M. (author)
Soil slopes are generally unsaturated in which the soil-water characteristic curve (SWCC) plays an important role in its hydro-mechanical response. The commonly used Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion in saturated soil mechanics could be extended to take SWCC into account which is then able to determine the shear strength of unsaturated soil. Like...
conference paper 2015
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Marques, S.H. (author), Beer, M. (author), Gomes, A.T. (author), Henriques, A.A. (author)
The treatment of imprecision attracted continuous interest since the origin of probability as the science of uncertainty. As a matter of fact, probability has been developed to deal with uncertainty and the first argument supporting precise rather than imprecise probability counts on the nature of ordinary measurements. Starting from only a few...
conference paper 2015
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Nadim, F. (author)
This paper presents an overview on how uncertainty and variability of mechanical soil properties are dealt with in offshore site investigation and presents some ideas for utilizing the reliability tools in a more optimal manner for this purpose. Two types of problems are addressed. First, how to extract the maximum amount of information from...
conference paper 2015
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Zerjav, V. (author), Hartmann, T. (author), Boes, J. (author)
Although a substantial amount of literature advocates the integrated collaborative design processes for construction projects, very little explicit knowledge exists about the impact of the integrated processes on project uncertainty. In contrast with construction site processes, which can in most cases be organized as a sequence of tasks...
conference paper 2011
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Taneja, P. (p.taneja@tudelft.nl) (author), Ligteringen, H. (h.ligteringen@tudelft.nl) (author), Walker, W.E. (w.e.walker@tudelft.nl) (author)
Recently, flexibility has received much attention from port researchers, designers, and managers. That is because the stability of the competitive environment of the past has been replaced by increasing uncertainty. The current economic crisis and the recent trends in ports and shipping sectors are causing port planners to rethink their approach...
conference paper 2010
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Le Maitre, O.P. (author), Soize, C. (author)
We present a probabilistic model of uncertainties for the two-phase flow through a porous medium. The uncertainty in the model comes from an incomplete knowledge of the saturation-dependent effective mobilities of the phases, which are consequently considered as random processes. The probability laws of these processes are derived following the...
conference paper 2006
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