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Technical Council on Life-Cycle Performance, Safety, Reliability, and Risk of Structural Systems

(Created on October 1, 2008; replaces the former Technical Administrative Committee on Structural Safety and Reliability)

Chair: Dan Frangopol
Vice Chair: Bruce Ellingwood 
Secretary: Sofia Maria C. Diniz

Download the Technical Council's informational brochure.

See the Structure Magazine editorial by Dan Frangopol and Bruce Ellingwood.

Activites of the Technical Council

Purpose: To provide a forum for reviewing, developing, and promoting the principles and methods of life-cycle performance, safety, reliability, and risk of structural systems in the analysis, design, construction, assessment, inspection, maintenance, operation, monitoring, repair, rehabilitation, and optimal management of civil infrastructure systems under uncertainty.

Task Group 1: Life-Cycle Performance of Structural Systems Under Uncertainty - Chair:  Mitsuyoshi Akiyama

Purpose: To promote the study, research, and applications of scientific principles of safety and reliability in the assessment, prediction, and optimal management of life-cycle performance of structural systems under uncertainty.

Task Group 2: Reliability-Based Structural System Performance Indicators - Chair: Michel Ghosn  

Purpose: To promote the study, research, and applications of reliability-based system performance indicators including structural system reliability, robustness, and redundancy.

Task Group 3: Risk Assessment of Structural Infrastructure Facilities and Risk-Based Decision Making - Chair: Bruce Ellingwood  

Purpose: To promote the study, research and applications of scientific principles of risk assessment and risk-based decision making in structural engineering .

When filling out application to join Technical Council, please indicate which Task Group.