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Fuzzy Randomness


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1 Introduction.- 2 Mathematical Basics for the Formal Description of Uncertainty.- 3 Description of Uncertain Structural Parameters as Fuzzy Variables.- 4 Description of Uncertain Structural Parameters as Fuzzy Random Variables.- 5 Fuzzy and Fuzzy Stochastic Structural Analysis.- 6 Fuzzy Probabilistic Safety Assessment.- 7 Structural Design Based on Clustering.- References.

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Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Bernd MOELLER (* 1941): studies in civil engineering (University of Technology, Dresden), main studies in constructional and structural engineering. Since 1996: Professor for Structural Analysis (University of Technology, Dresden).
Dr.-Ing. Michael BEER (* 1970): studies in civil engineering (University of Technology, Dresden), main studies in constructional and structural engineering. Since 2003: project manager of the DFG research project BE 2570/1 for funding the own occupation.


From the reviews:

"The subject of the book is the comprehensive consideration of uncertainty in the numerical analysis, the safety assessment, and the design of structures. ... The book in particular is addressed to civil engineers ... . But also for mechanical engineers ... the book represents a suitable introduction to the problem of uncertainty modeling ... . can be instrumental in broadening the interests and background of those who turn to it. The book demonstrates how one goes about taking account of uncertainty modeling and uncertainty models." (Current Engineering Practice - online, Vol. 47, 2004/2005)

"The book deals with a new and important subject of mathematical modeling in engineering, i.e. uncertainty models in civil engineering. It contains seven chapters and an extensive reference list. This work is recommended to engineers and scientists in the area of civil engineering, fuzzy analysis and the corresponding numerical methods." (Olivian Simionescu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1080, 2006)

"To my best knowledge, this is the first book that covers fuzzy randomness in a comprehensive way. The motivation of the authors to study fuzzy randomness was to deal with some difficult problems in the field of civil engineering and computational mechanics in a more realistic fashion. ... this is an important book. I have no doubt that it will stimulate the use of fuzzy randomness not only in civil engineering and computational mechanics, but in other areas as well." (George J. Klir, International Journal of General Systems, Vol. 34 (3), 2005)

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