SRE Chapter Meeting - Luncheon

“Calculating the Risk of Structural Failure”

Guest Speaker:Robert Graber, STARgroup Solutions, LLC

The presentation will include an example of calculating the probability of failure of a particular structural design under two alternative design processes:

Process 1. A Factor of Safety method is used to determine the allowable stresses and design configuration.

Process 2. Probabilistic design (stress-strength interference) and simulation methods are used to design the structure to meet a “reliability requirement” value.

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Time: 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Place: Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, 487 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, Texas, 281.286.8800

* Lunch menu will be available. Each attendee is responsible for their own meal.