Revision of "the Technical Standard for Port and Harbor Structures" Based on LRFD

Masahiro Takenobu, Masafumi Miyata, Yusuke Honjo, Yu Otake, Takehiko Sato, Satoshi Nishioka

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The partial factor method (PFM) based on Level 1 reliability design method had been introduced in 2007 to the technical standards for port and harbor facilities (TSPHF) in Japan. After nearly 10 years of practice, we have now decided to revise the standard to the load and resistance factor design (LRFD). This paper first compare the PFM and the LRFD through an example, i.e. the sliding and the overturning of gravity type quay wall. Then some discussions are made on various advantages of the LRFD over the PFM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-523
Number of pages10
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue numberGSP 283
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventGeo-Risk 2017: Reliability-Based Design and Code Developments - Denver, United States
Duration: 2017 Jun 42017 Jun 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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