ENGRCEE 281 Structural Reliability (2016-2017)

ENGRCEE 281 Structural Reliability

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 281 Structural Reliability (Credit Units: 3) Applications of probability theory to reliability analysis of engineering structures. Theory of structural reliability. Estimation of static random loads. Reliability analysis of structural components and system. Monte Carlo simulation. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0471720645.

Recommended Textbook:

Hahn, Gerald and Samuel Shapiro. Statistical Models in Engineering, Wiley, 1994.

Jann N. Yang
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Methods II: Probability and Statistics (CEE 11)

Lecture Topics:

Histograms. Review of Probability Theory. Continuous Distribution Functions. Conditional Probability. Derived Distributions. Properties of Random Variables. Theory of Structural Reliability. Reliability of Structural Components. Empirical Distribution. Parametric Estimation. Method of Moment. Maximum Likelihood Estimate. Probability Plots. Test Hypothesis. Reliability Function and Failure Rate. Binomial and Poisson Distributions. Reliability of Structural Systems. Monte Carlo Simulation.

Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 15%
  • Midterm(s): 35%
  • Final: 50%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
November 10, 2014
Approved Effective:
2015 Fall Qtr