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FReET software for reliability and durability assessment of infrastructure

Originální název

FReET software for reliability and durability assessment of infrastructure

Anglický název

FReET software for reliability and durability assessment of infrastructure

Jazyk

en

Originální abstrakt

The objective of the paper is to present methods and software for the efficient statistical, sensitivity and reliability assessment of infrastructure. Attention is given to small-sample techniques which have been developed for the analysis of computationally intensive problems. The paper shows the possibility of "randomizing" computationally intensive problems in the sense of the Monte Carlo type of simulation. In order to keep the number of required simulations at an acceptable level, Latin Hypercube Sampling is utilized. The technique is used for simulation of random variables and random fields. Sensitivity analysis is based on nonparametric rank-order correlation coefficients. Statistical correlation is imposed by the stochastic optimization technique – simulated annealing. A hierarchical sampling approach has been developed for the extension of the sample size in Latin Hypercube Sampling, enabling the addition of simulations to a current sample set while maintaining the desired correlation structure. The paper continues with a brief description of the user-friendly implementation of the theory within FReET commercial multipurpose reliability software. FReET-D software is capable of performing degradation modeling, in which a large number of reinforced concrete degradation models can be utilized under the main FReET software engine. Some of the interesting applications of the software are referenced in the paper.

Anglický abstrakt

The objective of the paper is to present methods and software for the efficient statistical, sensitivity and reliability assessment of infrastructure. Attention is given to small-sample techniques which have been developed for the analysis of computationally intensive problems. The paper shows the possibility of "randomizing" computationally intensive problems in the sense of the Monte Carlo type of simulation. In order to keep the number of required simulations at an acceptable level, Latin Hypercube Sampling is utilized. The technique is used for simulation of random variables and random fields. Sensitivity analysis is based on nonparametric rank-order correlation coefficients. Statistical correlation is imposed by the stochastic optimization technique – simulated annealing. A hierarchical sampling approach has been developed for the extension of the sample size in Latin Hypercube Sampling, enabling the addition of simulations to a current sample set while maintaining the desired correlation structure. The paper continues with a brief description of the user-friendly implementation of the theory within FReET commercial multipurpose reliability software. FReET-D software is capable of performing degradation modeling, in which a large number of reinforced concrete degradation models can be utilized under the main FReET software engine. Some of the interesting applications of the software are referenced in the paper.

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT113800,
  author="Drahomír {Novák} and Miroslav {Vořechovský} and Břetislav {Teplý}",
  title="FReET software for reliability and durability assessment of infrastructure",
  annote="The objective of the paper is to present methods and software for the efficient statistical, sensitivity and reliability assessment of infrastructure. Attention is given to small-sample techniques which have been developed for the analysis of computationally intensive problems. The paper shows the possibility of "randomizing" computationally intensive problems in the sense of the Monte Carlo type of simulation. In order to keep the number of required simulations at an acceptable level, Latin Hypercube Sampling is utilized. The technique is used for simulation of random variables and random fields. Sensitivity analysis is based on nonparametric rank-order correlation coefficients. Statistical correlation is imposed by the stochastic optimization technique – simulated annealing. A hierarchical sampling approach has been developed for the extension of the sample size in Latin Hypercube Sampling, enabling the addition of simulations to a current sample set while maintaining the desired correlation structure. The paper continues with a brief description of the user-friendly implementation of the theory within FReET commercial multipurpose reliability software. FReET-D software is capable of performing degradation modeling, in which a large number of reinforced concrete degradation models can be utilized under the main FReET software engine. Some of the interesting applications of the software are referenced in the paper.",
  booktitle="Proceedings of the first international conference on infrastructure failures and consequences",
  chapter="113800",
  howpublished="electronic, physical medium",
  year="2014",
  month="july",
  pages="229--240",
  type="conference paper"
}