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Application of Probabilistic Approaches In Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

  • H. H. Einstein
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 269)

Abstract

Typical geotechnical and engineering geology problems such as performance prediction of jointed rock slopes, tunnel cost and time prediction and landslide assessment and mitigation are used to illustrate the effect of uncertainties and how to handle them with probabilistic methods. This is done by discussing the typical steps in decision making under uncertainty, namely information collection, modelling, updating and decisions. Emphasis is put on the fact that both objective and subjective methods in collecting information and modelling are applicable.

Keywords

Uncertainty Decision Making Information Collection Modelling Updating Objective and Subjective Probabilistic Methods 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. H. Einstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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