By A. H.-S. Ang, Y. H. Kwok (auth.), Y. K. Lin, G. I. Schuëller, P. Spanos (eds.)
This quantity is a set of papers provided on the U.S.-Austria Joint Seminar on Stochastic Structural Mechanics hung on may possibly four and five, 1987. the final topic of the two-day software was once the functions of likelihood and statistics to structural mechanics. inside this common subject matter an excellent number of themes have been lined, starting from analytical and computational algorithms to express difficulties in numerous branches of engineering. The layout of the bi-national seminar with restricted attendance approved plentiful time for presentation and dialogue. The dialogue was once als6 contributed via a number of individuals of one other bi-national seminar, the U.S.-Japan Joint Seminar on Stochastic techniques in Earthquake Engineering, which instantly on may possibly 6 and seven, 1987. The scheduling of the 2 seminars back-to-back superior vastly the alternate one of the specialists in engineering stochastics from the 3 international locations. The Joint Seminar used to be prepared in line with the U.S.-Austria Cooperative technology software confirmed in 1984. we're indebted to the next executive enterprises and corporations for monetary guidance, together with the nationwide technological know-how origin, and the Florida Atlantic collage beginning within the usa, and Fonds zur Forderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Land Tirol, Bundeswirtschaftskammer, Bundesministerium flir Wissenschaft und Forschung, and Osterreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft in Austria. such a lot credit, even though, has to be accorded to every of the authors whose contributions have been the very foundation of any luck we'd have the ability to declare. Our certain thank you are because of Mrs.
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