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Suitable degree of crudeness in engineering practice
Lund University, Sweden.
Lund University, Sweden.
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Built Environment, Building Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5879-7305
Tyréns AB, Sweden.
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2019 (English)In: IABSE Symposium, Guimaraes 2019: Towards a Resilient Built Environment Risk and Asset Management - Report, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) , 2019, p. 1592-1599Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Practicing structural engineers may be familiar with the main principles of structural reliability but may not necessarily be experts in using such methods. This may lead to a lack in understanding the effect of uncertainties on the ensuing structural safety and to sub-optimization of more traditional structural engineering aspects. The aim of the current paper is to highlight the importance of considering risks and uncertainties in design and to improve the awareness of practicing engineers to such considerations. The importance of a consistent treatment of uncertainties in structural engineering is brought to attention with focus on the modelling approaches which often underlie decisions. Different aspects discussed are: decision making in light of uncertainty, principles of consistent crudeness and the influence of engineering performance in practice on the safety of structures. A simplified model, considering strategies for improving engineering models, is considered and examples, based on simplified decision models, are also provided.

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International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) , 2019. p. 1592-1599
Keywords [en]
Crudeness, Decision-making, Information, Modelling, Risks, Structural engineering, Uncertainties
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-38909Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85065259629ISBN: 9783857481635 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-38909DiVA, id: diva2:1321953
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IABSE Symposium 2019 Guimaraes: Towards a Resilient Built Environment - Risk and Asset Management, 27 March 2019 through 29 March 2019
Available from: 2019-06-10 Created: 2019-06-10 Last updated: 2019-08-12Bibliographically approved

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