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Full stochastic analysis of a cofferdam

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Author: Boer, A. de · Waarts, P.H.
Type:article
Date:2003
Publisher: A.A. Balkema Publishers ; Swets & Zeitlinger
Place: Lisse [etc.]
Institution: TNO Bouw
Source:Bedford, T.Gelder, P.H.A.J.M. van, Safety and Reliability. Proceedings of ESREL, European Safety and Reliability Conference 2003, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 15-18 June 2003, 179-184
Identifier: 330341
ISBN: 90-5809-551-7 (2 volumes)
Keywords: Architecture and Building

Abstract

There are no design rules for cofferdam structures. Research has been carried out to close this gap by developing a design procedure for cofferdam structures in a semi-probabilistic way, close to sheet pile guidelines. During the past few years a complete probabilistic analysis tool has become available as part of an existing FE code. With this code, a full stochastic analysis of a cofferdam structure example may be demon-strated. The paper shows the results of the probabilistic code and compares the results of this stochastic analy-sis with the results of an analysis based on the design procedure