A Robust Control Approach for Decision Making and Reliability Design of Soil Structures

  • Takeshi Sato
  • Takeshi Nagae
  • Hirofumi Nishida
Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 25)


Because of vastness and irregularities in the ground, site investigations may not be enough to grasp the true distribution of ground characteristics. Therefore, using the probability distribution estimated from ground investigations, there might be significant divergence from the true distribution. In this case, it is important to make available a generalized theory of reliability design. This chapter generalizes the concept of a robust control approach, which can be applied to reliability design of soil structures, and to construct methods required for concrete calculations.


Probability Distribution Failure Probability Soil Structure Relative Entropy Reliability Design 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takeshi Sato
    • 1
  • Takeshi Nagae
    • 2
    • 3
  • Hirofumi Nishida
    • 4
  1. 1.Civil Design and Service Department of Osaka Head OfficeToyo Construction Co., LtdOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Management Science and TechnologyTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of EngineeringTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  4. 4.Kanagawa Water Supply AuthorityYokohamaJapan

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