Response-surface-based structural reliability analysis with random and interval mixed uncertainties

@article{Han2014ResponsesurfacebasedSR,
  title={Response-surface-based structural reliability analysis with random and interval mixed uncertainties},
  author={Xu Han and Chengping Jiang and Lixin Liu and Jianbin Liu and X. Y. Long},
  journal={Science China Technological Sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={57},
  pages={1322-1334}
}
Traditional reliability analysis requires probability distributions of all the uncertain parameters. However, in many practical applications, the variation bounds can be only determined for the parameters with limited information. A complex hybrid reliability problem then will be caused when the random and interval variables coexist in a same structure. In this paper, by introducing the response surface technique, we develop a new hybrid reliability method to efficiently compute the interval of… CONTINUE READING