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Hydrosystems Engineering Uncertainty Analysis

Hydrosystems Engineering Uncertainty Analysis

Hydrosystems Engineering Uncertainty Analysis

Yeou-Koung Tung, Ph.D., and Ben-Chie Yen, Ph.D.

ASCE Press

2005 / 285 pp.

Hard Cover - In Stock
$130.00 List / $97.50ASCE Member
Stock No. MC595 / ISBN: 9780071451598

Copublished by McGraw-Hill Construction and ASCE Press.

Focusing on issues of civic interest, this comprehensive practice manual teaches the application of uncertainty analysis for more sustainable hydrosystem design and management. Created by internationally respected authorities, Hydrosystems Engineering Uncertainty Analysis deals with the uncertainties inherent in engineering projects such as dams, levees, and storm sewer systems. Going beyond unpredictability in geophysical processes such as extreme rainfalls and floods, Tung and Yen address uncertainties arising from imperfect models, imprecise parameters, data errors, and other sources. The authors call on work in uncertainty analysis from the past two decades to provide and illustrate mathematical tools of varying sophistication available for quantifying the integrated effect of different uncertainties and making the uncertain more knowable.

This handbook is the only volume that brings together in a single resource all mathematical uncertainty analysis methods relevant to hydrosystem risk and reliability issues; demonstrates uses and limitations of uncertainty analysis in the broadcast possible range of hydrosystem engineering problems; provides the tools needed to better protect systems, citizens, and the environment against failure in critical hydrosystems projects; shows engineers and students how to perform expert uncertainty analysis for reliability assessments and risk-based design; and offers examples of each application.

About the Authors
Yeuo-Koung Tung, Ph.D., is professor and director of the CLP Wind/Wave Tunnel Facility at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Ben-Chie Yen, Ph.D., (1935-2001), was a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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