Dam safety: Judging under uncertainty

Methods of design and operation for high-consequence structures, such as dams, act in an environment of uncertainties. An emerging tendency treating uncertainties as a basic phenomenon rather than as an annex to an underlying analysis is respecting the importance of uncertainties in situations of confined knowledge. It is suggested that characterisation of uncertainties should be raised on a level similar to the knowledge of the basic analysis.

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Dam safety: Judging under uncertainty

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