A Most Probable Point-based Method for Reliability Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis and Design Optimization

  • Gene Hou, Clyde R. Gumbert, Perry A. Newman
  • Published 2004


A major step in a most probable point (MPP)-based method for reliability analysis is to determine the MPP. This is usually accomplished by using an optimization search algorithm. The optimal solutions associated with the MPP provide measurements related to safety probability. This study focuses on two commonly used approximate probability integration… (More)


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