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This booklet provides the complaints of the 14th foreign Probabilistic Workshop that used to be held in Ghent, Belgium in December 2016. Probabilistic equipment are at present of the most important value for learn and advancements within the box of engineering, which face demanding situations offered via new fabrics and applied sciences and quickly altering societal wishes and values. modern wishes with regards to, for instance, performance-based layout, service-life layout, life-cycle research, product optimization, overview of present constructions and structural robustness supply upward push to new advancements in addition to actual and virtually acceptable probabilistic and statistical engineering how you can help those advancements. those lawsuits are a useful source for someone drawn to modern advancements within the box of probabilistic engineering applications.

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A and B are regression parameters of the selected model. Fig. 2 Subsequent Asymptotic Sampling steps for the function sum1D(a) (Pf is illustrated by hatching) M. Šmídová and M. Vořechovský 50 There are several parameters of the AS algorithm that must be set in advance. The first of these is the series of artificially increased standard deviations in the subsequent steps of the procedure. This is followed by the number of simulations in each step in which the (f, β) pair is sought, the minimum number of failure simulations needed in a step for it to be considered a valid step, and the total number of pairs (f, β) that are to be used for extrapolation.

The complete loss of power in several units of a nuclear power plant was never considered in the design of the plant and, therefore, no procedures were in place to respond to the problem. The tsunami also caused major damage in the area around the power plant, which made it difficult to get support and equipment to cope with the overheating reactors, particularly under the enormous time pressure to find a solution within hours and days. The release of radiologically contaminated air to the environment was the only solution to lower the pressure in the reactors.

The designs of experiments prepared via the MC or LHS methods can be further optimized taking into account various criteria selected in view of the required characteristics of the final design (Vořechovský and Novák 2009; Fang and Ma 2000; Fang et al. 2001). There are also other ways to prepare a design plan. Apart from purely deterministic designs (for instance, factorial design), there is also a transitional category of designs that are usually called quasi-random or quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) designs.

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