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The modeling of joint probability distributions of correlated variables and the evaluation of reliability under incomplete probability information remain a challenge that has not been studied extensively. This article aims to investigate the effect of copulas for modeling dependence structures between variables on reliability under incomplete probability(More)
This paper aims to propose a bootstrap method for characterizing the uncertainty in proba-bilistic models and its effect on geotechnical reliability. First, the copula theory is briefly introduced. Second, both the uncertainties in parameters and type of the best-fit marginal distributions and copulas are characterized by the bootstrap method. Finally, four(More)
This paper aims to propose a bootstrap method for characterizing the effect of uncertainty in shear strength parameters on slope reliability. The procedure for a traditional slope reliability analysis with fixed distributions of shear strength parameters is presented first. Then, the variations of the mean and standard deviation of shear strength parameters(More)
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