206.194 Basics of stochastic mechanics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VU, 1.0h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to model and quantify the influence of stochastic uncertainties in structural mechanics (using analytical or numerical methods/software tools).

Subject of course

Random variables, random fields, elementary statistics, basics or reliability based structural design

Teaching methods

Explanation of technical contents, calculation of exercise examples, individual work on projects

Mode of examination


Additional information

The course will be held as a block in January 2022. Lecture times are:

Mon, 10 Jan 2022, 9:15-12:30

Tue, 11 Jan 2022, 9:15-12:30

Wed, 12 Jan 2022, 9:15-12:30

Location: via Zoom



Examination modalities

Oral examination

Course registration

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Christian Bucher. Computational analysis of randomness in structural mechanics. Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 3. Taylor & Francis, London, 2009.