# 2020/2021

## Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in Probability Theory and Statistics

## Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Objective:

Students who complete the module:

### Learning objectives

#### Knowledge

• Understand the concepts risk, uncertainty, reliability and safety.
• Know statistical methods for modeling physical, model, statistical and measurement uncertainties.
• Know methods for assessment of reliability of structural systems using probabilistic methods.
• Know methods for systems reliability for non-structural components and its applications in engineering.

#### Skills

• Be able to model physical, statistical, model and measurement uncertainties.
• Be able to use failure rates and hazard functions to model failures in systems reliability for non-structural components.
• Be able to model uncertainties for loads and strengths.
• Be able to estimate the reliability by FORM/SORM methods (reliability index method) and by simulation.
• Be able to model system behavior and estimate the reliability of series and parallel systems.
• Understand basic concepts of stochastic processes and time-variant reliability methods.
• Be able to estimate characteristic and design values for strength parameters and load bearing capacities, and for environmental loads and load effects using test data and measurements.
• Be able to calibrate partial safety factors and load combination factors.
• Be able to apply Bayesian statistical methods.
• Be able to apply  risk and reliability methods for probabilistic design of engineering structures such as buildings, bridges, offshore structures, costal structures, wind turbines etc.
• Use correct professional terminology.

#### Competences

• Be able to participate in a dialog on modelling of uncertainties, risk analysis and assessment of reliability of structural and non-structural components and systems.
• Be able to model, calculate and communicate risk analysis, modelling of uncertainties and assessment of reliabilities for engineering problems.

### Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests.

### Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.

## Exam

### Exams

 Name of exam Risk and Reliability in Engineering Type of exam Written or oral exam Individual oral or written exam ECTS 5 Assessment 7-point grading scale Type of grading Internal examination Criteria of assessment The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

## Facts about the module

 Danish title Risiko og sikkerhed af konstruktioner Module code B-BK-K2GA-9 Module type Course Duration 1 semester Semester Spring ECTS 5 Language of instruction English Location of the lecture Campus Aalborg Responsible for the module Thomas Lykke Andersen

## Organisation

 Study Board Study Board of the Build Environment Department Department of the Built Environment Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Science