Sensitivity Analysis in Reliability-Based Lifetime Performance Prediction Using Simulation

The time varying performance of deteriorating materials and structures can be simulated using probabilistic methods. The propagation of performance uncertainties is affected by the characteristics of input random variables. In this paper, evaluation of the time-varying performance of deteriorating materials and its effect on structures measured by the reliability index profile is addressed based on three aspects: (1) acquisition of statistical characteristics of input random variables from imperfect samples; (2) model based simulation; and (3) evaluation of variability and sensitivity measures of nondeterministic performance model. Examples are presented to illustrate these aspects.

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    • Kong, J S
    • Frangopol, Dan M
  • Publication Date: 2005-6


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  • Accession Number: 01000913
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2005 12:33PM