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JCSS Continuing Education & Advanced School

JCSS Course Part 1 in Guimarães, Portugal

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The next JCSS Advanced Course part 1 on Probabilistic Modelling and Risk Analysis in Engineering will take place at Guimarães University of Minho, Portugal from 18.03.2019 to the 22.03.2019 with support of IABSE and COST TU1406. More information is provided in our flyer.

Contents of the course:

  • Probability theory
  • Uncertainties and random variables
  • Properties of random variables
    Distributions
  • Random processes and probabilistic model building
  • Regression analysis
  • Structural reliability
  • Risk analysis and decision making

Contacts

For questions regarding the course please contact guimaraes@iabse2019.org

Lecture Plan

The detailed lecture plan will be published soon.

Registration

Please register online here: Registration_Guimarães_2019

Terms and conditions

The course is conducted as a non-profit course. Here you find our terms and condition.

Suppport

The following organizations support the JCSS course.

 

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JCSS Course part 1 and part 2 at Tongji University, Shanghai, China

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The course on Probabilistic Modelling and Risk Analysis in Engineering will be held from the 28 June to 3 July 2018.

The course location will at Tongji University.

Contacts

Mr. Mengze Lyu, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, P.R.China, Tel: 18516261072, E-mail: lyumz@tongji.edu.cn

Yongbo Peng, Research Professor, Shanghai Institute of Disaster Prevention and Relief, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, P.R.China, E-mail: pengyongbo@tongji.edu.cn

Jianbing Chen, Professor, International Joint Research Center for Engineering Reliability and Stochastic Mechanics, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, P.R.China, E-mail: chenjb@tongji.edu.cn

Registration

Registration form is required via email to Mr. Mengze Lyu (E-mail: lyumz@tongji.edu.cn) by 31 May 2018.

Further Information

Further information can be provided on request (jcss-school@matrisk.com).

Part 3: JCSS Course at Aalborg University, Denmark (May 14-18, 2018)

JCSS Advanced Course part 3 on Systems Risk Modelling and Analysis in Engineering Decision Making will take place at Aalborg University May 14-18, 2018.

For further information download our Flyer. Participants must register before 23.04.2018. Please contact us so that we can inform on the regristration process (mail to: jcss-school(at)matrisk.com).

Course Content
The course provides the background, methods and tools for decision analysis on the optimal management of engineered systems. Topics/lectures of the course include:

  • Statistics and Bayesian probability theory
  • Bayesian decision analysis
  • Preferences and risk metrics
  • Probabilistic systems representation
  • Systems performance characteristics
  • Methods and tools for risk and decision analysis
  • Application examples

The course

A really intense course week is over. A lot of very good discussions have taken place. A big “thank you” to all participants making the course a success.

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Part 2 – JCSS Course in Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2018

In April (04.04-11.04.2018) part 2 of the regular JCSS course on Structural Reliability and JCSS Probabilistic Model Code will be held. For more information and registration please contact us (jcss-school(at)matrisk.com).

More information can be found in the Flyer.

Topics of the course

  • Basic aspects of structural safety, safety formats and partial factors
  • Time Independent Reliability Methods
  • Resistance modeling, Probabilistic Model Code (Concrete, Steel, Timber)
  • Probabilistic modeling of deterioration
  • Load modeling (e.g. life loads, impact, wind, snow, traffic)
  • Code calibration
  • Time Dependent System Reliability Methods, random vibrations
  • Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis
  • Bayesian parameter estimation and reliability analysis under parameter- and model-uncertainties.
  • Safety assessment of existing structures
  • Robustness analysis of structures

Endorsement and distribution

The following organizations kindly supported us by distributing the flyer

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The Course

The course is a sucess, the 26 participants are working hard. They enjoy the course and the social program including a zip-lining event over beautiful Fynbos gorges in the Hottentot Holland Mountain series, an evening on Table Mountain and a safari.

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Part 1 – Risk Analysis in Engineering

The first course on Probabilistic Modelling and Risk Analysis in Engineering was held successfully from the 15.06.2015 to the 19.06.2015 with 16 participants. The course location was the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

Topics of the course:

  • Probability theory
  • Uncertainties and random variables
  • Properties of random variables
    Distributions
  • Random processes and probabilistic model building
  • Regression analysis
  • Structural reliability
  • Risk analysis and decision making

Part 2 – Structural Reliability and JCSS Probabilistic Model Code

The course on Structural Reliability and JCSS Probabilistic Model Code was held from 31.08.2015 to 05.09.2015 at Ghent University, Belgium with 18 participants from industry and university.

Topics of this course:

  • Basic aspects of structural safety, safety formats and partial factors
  • Life-cycle optimization and target reliabilities
  • Time independent and dependent System Reliability Methods, random vibrations
  • Code calibration
  • Load modelling

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