OPTIMAL RISK-BASED DESIGN OF WATER RESOURCE PROJECTS.

Larry Mays

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Abstract

This paper describes an effort to establish a scientific basis for systematically analyzing and incorporating the uncertainties into the optimal design of water resources engineering projects. Optimization models can be used to select the magnitudes of design variables in order to minimize total expected project costs. By such optimal risk-based design procedures, a proper trade-off analysis among the potential flood damages, the design uncertainties, and the cost of the project is performed in determining the design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
Place of PublicationOnt
PublisherUniv of Waterloo
Pages314-329
Number of pages16
Volumev
Edition1
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes
EventInt Symp on Risk and Reliab in Water Resour, Proc - Waterloo, Ont, USA
Duration: Jun 26 1978Jun 28 1978

Other

OtherInt Symp on Risk and Reliab in Water Resour, Proc
CityWaterloo, Ont, USA
Period6/26/786/28/78

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Mays, L. (1978). OPTIMAL RISK-BASED DESIGN OF WATER RESOURCE PROJECTS. In Unknown Host Publication Title (1 ed., Vol. v, pp. 314-329). Univ of Waterloo.