**JHU CE 560.786: Structural
Reliability**

Insructor:

Sanjay Arwade

202 Latrobe Hall

srarwade@jhu.edu

office hours by appointment

Lectures: MW

Homework #1

Homework #2

This course presents methods for calculating the probability of failure for engineering systems. Emphasis is placed on structural systems relevant to the practice of civil engineering. A review of the necessary probability and statistics concepts is included so that the course should be accessible to any graduate student with even a rudimentary knowledge of probability and statistics. The following topics will be covered:

- Review of probability and statistics
- Random vector and stochastic processes
- Probability models for loads
- Probability models for materials and property degradation
- Structural reliability theory
- Reliability of structural systems
- Series systems
- Parallel systems
- Load combinations
- Application of reliability to the development of design codes

Grading:

Homework 15%

Midterm 35%

Project 50%