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Hydraulic Structures

Hydraulic Structures

Hydraulic Structures

Probabilistic Approaches to Maintenance

Walter O. Wunderlich, P.E.

ASCE Press

2005 / 680 pp.

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Stock No. 40672 / ISBN: 9780784406724
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Hydraulic Structures is an introduction to the field of probability theory and its applications in engineering. This book provides an overview of probabilistic methods at an introductory level, including the probability of sets, arithmetic operations with random variables, probabilistic reliability calculations, and risky decision evaluation, as they apply to maintenance of hydraulic structures.

Major benefits of the book include:

  • conveying to the reader the basic knowledge of a collection of probabilistic methods;
  • creating a deep understanding of these methods by leading the reader through numerous derivations of formulas;
  • helping the reader recognize that probabilistic methods are superior to traditional deterministic analysis; and
  • instilling appreciation of these methods by presenting some very powerful probability laws and functions which provide insight into the apparent chaos of the world of random numbers.

This book is a useful tool for those in the hydraulic structures maintenance community, including hydraulic engineers, because it incorporates probabilistic methods into mainstream engineering.

About the Author
Walter O. Wunderlich, P.E., Dr.-Ing., is a consulting engineer with more than 40 years of experience in hydraulic structures design, water quality modeling and prediction for streams and reservoirs, and the application of probabilistic methods to engineering analysis.

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