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Probability-based guidelines for design and assessment of concrete dams
ÅF Industry, Stockholm, Sweden .ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2584-1183
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8152-6092
2013 (English)In: Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013 / [ed] George Deodatis, Brude R. Ellingwood, Dan M. Frangopol, London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2013, 5187-5194 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Dams are designed and assessed based on a factor of safety methodology. Several drawbacks of this approach exist; for example varying failure probability for structures where the factor of safety is the same. Dam owners in Sweden recently decided to bring forth a probability-based guideline. This paper describes the intended process, where the first step is to put together a probabilistic model code for concrete dams based on JCSS Probabilistic model code (2001). A summary of the level of knowledge for relevant limit states, safety index and load and resistance parameters, as well as the expected difficulties involved in the process are also discussed.

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London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2013. 5187-5194 p.
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probability-based design, concrete dam
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Infrastructure Engineering Other Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-138601DOI: 10.1201/b16387-753ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84892402245ISBN: 978-1-315-88488-2ISBN: 978-1-138-00086-5OAI: diva2:681526
11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013; New York, NY; United States; 16 June 2013 through 20 June 2013

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Available from: 2013-12-20 Created: 2013-12-20 Last updated: 2014-03-25Bibliographically approved

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