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Reliability Analysis for Multidisciplinary Systems Involving Stationary Stochastic Processes
Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (2015, Boston, MA)
  • Zhifu Zhu
  • Zhen Hu
  • Xiaoping Du, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract
The response of a component in a multidisciplinary system is affected by not only the discipline to which it belongs, but also by other disciplines of the system. If any components are subject to time-dependent uncertainties, responses of all the components and the system are also time dependent. Thus, time-dependent multidisciplinary reliability analysis is required. To extend the current time-dependent reliability analysis for a single component, this work develops a time-dependent multidisciplinary reliability method for components in a multidisciplinary system under stationary stochastic processes. The method modifies the First and Second Order Reliability Methods (FORM and SORM) so that the Multidisciplinary Analysis (MDA) is incorporated while approximating the limitstate function of the component under consideration. Then Monte Carlo simulation is used to calculate the reliability without calling the original limit-state function. Two examples are used to demonstrate and evaluate the proposed method.
Meeting Name
ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (2015: Aug. 2-5, Boston, MA)
Department(s)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • Computer aided design,
  • Design,
  • Intelligent systems,
  • Monte Carlo methods,
  • Random processes,
  • Reliability,
  • Stochastic systems,
  • Limit state functions,
  • Limit-state function,
  • Multi-disciplinary analysis,
  • Multi-disciplinary systems,
  • Reliability methods,
  • Second-order reliability methods,
  • Stationary stochastic process,
  • Time dependent reliability analysis,
  • Reliability analysis
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
9780791857083
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2015 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
8-1-2015
Citation Information
Zhifu Zhu, Zhen Hu and Xiaoping Du. "Reliability Analysis for Multidisciplinary Systems Involving Stationary Stochastic Processes" Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (2015, Boston, MA) Vol. 2B-2015 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/xiaoping-du/58/