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Some Statistical Aspects of Design in Foundation Engineering

The large scale examination of structural safety has received an appreciable momentum since the end of the last war. During the course of such study, it was confirmed that according to the current convention a design can be made after a vigorous analysis based on well founded theories, yet the so called ‘ safety ’ of such a design is still an enigma ; and the ‘ safety ’ of its constituent members is neither uniform nor discernible. It is evident that the link between the analysis and the design, both of which are major components of design philosophy, is too weak. Hsuan-Loh Su

Author(s): Su, Hsuan-Loh

Keywords: statistics;safety factors;foundations;design