Accession Number : ADA186795

Title :   Error Analysis for Geotechnical Engineering.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NEXUS ASSOCIATES WAYLAND MA

Personal Author(s) : Baecher, Gregory

PDF Url : ADA186795

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : This report provides an introduction to practical techniques of error analysis for geotechnical engineering. The intended audience is the practicing geotechnical engineer with little background in probability or statistics. An analysis procedure is presented by which errors entering geotechnical calculations can be quantified and their effect on predictive accuracy evaluated. The approach involves three phases: (a) identification of potential sources of error; (b) assessment of the magnitude of each source; and (c) determination of the influence of each source on calculations. A companion report, provides related introductory material on the statistical analysis of geotechnical site-characterization data. Keywords: Engineering design; Geotechnical data; Sensitivity analysis.

Descriptors :   *ERROR ANALYSIS, DETERMINATION, ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, DATA ACQUISITION, NOISE, SOIL MECHANICS, BIAS, COMPARISON, ESTIMATES, COVARIANCE

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE