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Structural Reliability using Finite Element Methods
An Appraisal of DARS: Directional Adaptive Response Surface Sampling

By P.H. Waarts
December 2000
Delft University Press
ISBN: 90-407-2073-8
189 pages, illustrated
$79.50 paper original


Ph.D. thesis. Contents include: Introduction. Efficiency and Accuracy of standard reliability methods. Reliability methods using Response Surfaces. Comparison of the reliability methods. Structural applications. Retrospective view. Conclusions. References.

Civil Engineering