Full-Space Response Surface Method for Analysis of Structural Reliability

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Original languageEnglish
Article number2050096
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020


In order to improve the computational efficiency of the response surface method (RSM) in analysis of structural reliability, a full-space response surface method (FRSM) is presented in this paper. First, a vector-type response surface is developed by expanding the stochastic nodal displacement vector along the Krylov basis vectors defined by the global stiffness matrix and the force vector. Then the effective collocation points are picked out of the candidate ones according to the linear independence of the combining row vector. Finally, the unknown coefficients of the proposed response surface are determined by means of the regression analysis. Examples show that the proposed FRSM requires much fewer effective collocation points and less times of finite element analysis, achieving much higher computational efficiency by comparing with the traditional RSM.

Research Area(s)

  • Structural reliability, response surface method, structure space, probability space, Krylov basis vector, effective collocation points, vector-type, FINITE-ELEMENT, POLYNOMIAL CHAOS