Reliability analysis with Metamodel Line Sampling
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Original versionStructural Safety. 2016, 60 1-15. 10.1016/j.strusafe.2015.12.005
This paper presents an approach for reliability analysis of engineering structures, referred to as Metamodel Line Sampling (MLS). The approach utilizes a metamodel of the performance function, within the framework of the Line Sampling method, to reduce computational demands associated with the reliability analysis of engineering structures. Given a metamodel of the performance function, the failure probability is estimated as a product of a metamodel-based failure probability and a correction coefficient. The correction coefficient accounts for the error in the metamodel estimate of failure probability introduced by the replacement of the performance function with a metamodel. Computational efficiency and accuracy of the MLS approach are evaluated with the Kriging metamodel on analytical reliability problems and a practical reliability problem of a monopile foundation for offshore wind turbine. The MLS approach demonstrated efficient performance in low to medium-dimensional reliability problems.