Short course: Uncertainty Quantification, Reliability and Sensitivity Analyses applied to Geotechnics and Structures

19. November 2020
09:00 – 17:00
HEIA-FR, Bd de Pérolles80, 1700 Fribourg,

This short course will give participants an insight into probabilistic approaches in general, uncertainty
quantification, reliability, sensitivity analyses and associated benefits with respect to a deterministic
approach. Practical applications including typical geotechnical problems (slope stability, foundation
bearing capacity, anchored wall, and tunnel in urban environment) will be discussed and solved using
Matlab, combined with UQLab ( and ZSOIL (


Prof. Dr Bruno Sudret, Dr Stefano Marelli
Chair of Risk, Safety and Uncertainty Quantification
IBK - Institute of Structural Engineering, ETH Zürich

Prof. Dr Stéphane Commend
iTEC - Institut des Technologies de l’Environnement Construit
Filière de Génie Civil, HEIA Fribourg

Price, including coffee breaks and lunch
Regular: CHF 500 (or CHF 350 if taught online via Teams/Zoom)
Students: CHF 250 (or CHF 175 if taught online via Teams/Zoom)

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