Practical approach to uncertainty modeling in geotechnical engineering

C. Hsein Juang, David J. Elton

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A methodology is presented in this paper in which geotechnical uncertainty is modeled by fuzzy numbers and allowed to propagate in a deterministic model. Emphasis in this paper is placed on using existing software tools for handling uncertainty in routine practice. Two geotechnical problems - slope stability and vertical pile capacity in sand - are solved with the presented methods and software tools. Results of the case studies clearly demonstrate that uncertainty can easily be incorporated and handled in a routine geotechnical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1269-1283
Number of pages15
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number58 /2
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Uncertainty in the Geologic Environment, UNCERTAINTY'96. Part 2 (of 2) - Madison, WI, USA
Duration: 31 Jul 19963 Aug 1996


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