Predict risk

Reliability methods can help you demonstrate the validity of a strategy to deal with failure scenarios by calculating their probability of occurrence.


2-day course


  • Learn how to raise a problem of structural reliability.
  • Learn how to implement resolution algorithms.



  • Good knowledge of probability theory.
  • Knowledge of Python recommended.


  • R&D Engineer
  • Design Office Engineer
  • Operational Safety Engineer


Upcoming sessions

  • June 16-17, 2021
  • November 17-18, 2021


18/20 Boulevard Reuilly, 75012 PARIS – Métro Dugommier


Antoine DUMAS


Formalism of the structural reliability

Method of calculation of failure probabilities

  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • FORM/SORM methods
  • Conditional simulation, directional simulation, importance sampling, Subset simulation

Interpretation of results

  • Probability of failure, reliability indices
  • Sensitivity analysis, factors of importance, factors of omission
  • Partial safety coefficients

Practice work with Python


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