Reliability Estimation of Buried Pipeline Using FORM, SORM and Monte Carlo Simulation
In this paper, the failure probability is estimated by using the FORM (first order reliability method), the SORM (second order reliability method) and the Monte Carlo simulation to evaluate the reliability of the corroded pipeline. It is found that the FORM technique is more effective in estimating the failure probability than the SORM technique for B31G and MB31G models with three different corrosion models. Furthermore, it is noted that the difference between the results of the FORM, the SORM and the Monte Carlo simulation decreases with the increase of the exposure time.
Soon-Bok Lee and Yun-Jae Kim
O. S. Lee and D. H. Kim, "Reliability Estimation of Buried Pipeline Using FORM, SORM and Monte Carlo Simulation", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 326-328, pp. 597-600, 2006