CEE 431 - Life-Cycle of Structural Systems

CEE 431 is designed to review and develop the principles and methods of assessing the life-cycle performance of new and existing structural systems, designing structures for lifetime performance, and optimizing the remaining life of existing structures, considering uncertainties in structural performance, demands placed on structural systems, structural maintenance and monitoring, and costs.


No prerequisites listed; students must have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of probability theory.

Why is it interesting for Probabilistic Modelers?

The primary aim is to provide an in-depth understanding of probabilistic modeling of life-cycle of engineering systems. A substantial portion of the course is dedicated to the theory of lifetime functions presented for an audience of non-mathematicians, which can be appealing for most engineering and science graduate students. There is flexibility in the final project as long as students use the tools covered in the course.


Offered on a biennial basis.