Applied Reliability and Risk Research
Copyright 2022 by Fatemeh Jalayer  
Dr. Hossein Ebrahimian
Postdoctoral Scholar
email: ebrahimian.hossein[at]
Non-linear Dynamic Procedures
Time-dependent Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment
Probabilistic Life cycle cost assessment
Former M.Sc. Students
Teaching Activities:

Management and Maintenance of Infrastructure (Gestione e Manutenzione delle Infrastructture, 9 units, undergrad level, Second Semester, in Italian)

Structural Reliability (9 Units, Second Semester, in English). Masters course in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering program (STREGA)

The course introduces alternative methods for the assessment of structural reliability. It begins by providing a brief overview of elementary concepts in probability, the history of the field of structural reliability and its evolution, and the general framework for structural reliability assessment. Next, the students are going to get to know classical methods for component reliability assessment such as FOSM, FORM, and SORM. Furthermore, classical methods for systemic reliability assessment are discussed. Simulation-based reliability methods are introduced next as an alternative to classical methods. The focus is on the use of standard Monte Carlo Simulation methods; however, notions of a few advanced and more efficient simulation routines are provided. Seismic performance-based structural safety assessment is a special focus of the course, and the students are going to learn how to evaluate structural risk and reliability due to seismic actions. In particular, they are going to evaluate the risk integral through introduction of intermediate variables such as seismic intensity measure (IM), engineering demand parameters (EDP), and damage measure (DM). Finally, Demand and Capacity Factor Design format for seismic safety-checking (DCFD) is introduced as an analytic closed-form solution to the risk integral. see the course synthesis.

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Applied Statistics and Probability Theory (3 Units, In English). Ph.D. level course for the Ph.D. Program in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and Seismic Risk.

This Ph.D. level short-course is dedicated to introducing some elementary concepts in probability. The objective of this course is to introduce the essential concepts and tools that a researcher may encounter in his/her problem-solving. A lot of emphasis is placed on showing the application of probabilistic concepts in real research examples. There are no prerequisites; it is designed to be accessible also to someone with no background in probability theory see the course's E-learning webpage here.
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