Sources of knowledge uncertainties

The sources of knowledge uncertainties and their coresponding types are pointed out in the following table [*1]:

Please note that the knowledge uncertainty includes the uncertainty in structural performance of the system as well. For example the uncertainty associated with the structural failure.

An additional source of the uncertainties is a temporal variability of both the

  • hazard and
  • vulnerability of a system.

Some factors of the risk change in time are given in the table to the right:


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Uncertainty analysis
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TUHH

References

*1 USACE (1996a, 1196c)

Faber, Nachtnebel (2002)

Apel et al. (2004)

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Further Information

Tutorial:

"Uncertainty analysis"