Reliability analysis of a rubble mound breakwater using the theory of fuzzy random variables


APPLIED OCEAN RESEARCH, vol.39, pp.83-88, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apor.2012.10.007
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED OCEAN RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-88


This study investigates the possibility of applying the theory of fuzzy random variables through the fuzzy Monte Carlo simulation approach for the reliability-based risk analysis of a rubble-mound breakwater. The results are presented and compared with the traditional Monte Carlo calculation. This study indicates that the present theory may provide a useful tool for the joint handling of randomness and fuzziness in the computation of reliability and may have a good potential to be used for reliability assessment of coastal structures. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.