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Monte Carlo Simulation for Structural Reliability
Monte Carlo Simulation for Structural Reliability



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£105+ VAT

The webinar will provide an introduction into the application of Monte Carlo Simulation for the solution of structural reliability problems. The following areas will be covered:

1. The principles behind simulation methods
2. The steps required for carrying out Monte Carlo simulation
3. Concepts of random number generation
4. Probabilistic distribution plotting
5. Formulation of the safety margin to estimate probability of failure.
6. Examples on the application of Monte Carlo simulation, using Excel and MATLAB


Dr Boulent Imam is an Associate Professor (Reader) at the School of Sustainability, Civil and Environmental Engineering in the University of Surrey and Programme Director for the MSc Programmes in Bridge Engineering and Infrastructure Engineering and Management.

His main area of expertise is the whole-life performance assessment of bridges. He has extensively researched in the area of fatigue of bridges with collaborations with national and European infrastructure owners and managers, such as Network Rail, Highways England, TWI. His research has contributed towards in-depth understanding of the fatigue behaviour of riveted railway bridges and developed methods for more reliable quantification of their remaining fatigue life including detailed historical rail traffic models, novel numerical fatigue assessment methods, probabilistic modelling and reliability assessment. Dr Imam’s work on fatigue also encompasses the development of fracture mechanics guidelines for the assessment of fatigue crack growth in steel bridge details towards the optimisation of inspection and maintenance planning in steel bridges.

Recently, Dr Imam’s research has expanded towards assessing the potential impacts of climate change on bridge deterioration and quantifying the resilience of bridge infrastructure against extreme events, including bridge scour and flooding. He has served as a member of prestigious international committees (IABSE, IABMAS) and within the editorial board of high-profile journals. He has delivered Keynote lectures and has participated in scientific committees of major international conferences.


Boulent Imam




Attendance certificates are available on request after the completion of the webinar.


The format of this event will be a webinar using "Zoom Webinars".

There will be opportunity to interact with the lecturer throughout the session, both though allocated Q&A sessions, or leaving text based questions throughout the presentation which the lecturer will be able to answer at convenient opportunities.


The cost of registering for this webinar will be £105+VAT​.

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The lecturer did an excellent job in presenting an overview of the method, with illustrative examples.

I have had some appreciation of Monte Carlo. However, I needed to understand some of the important backgrounds and the content of this webinar gave me just that.

I think overall it was good because we reviewed some probability basis, and saw some Monte Carlo examples.
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