A New Numerical Method for General Failure Probability with Fuzzy Failure Region


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For general reliability analysis with fuzzy failure region F % , the general failure probability F P% is defined as the integral of product of μF% [g( y)] , the membership of performance function ( ) g y to F % , and joint Probability Density Function (PDF) f ( y) over , the total variable space, i.e. [ ( )] ( ) F F P μ g f d  % = ∫ ∫ % y y y L . On the basis of line sampling, an efficient method for random failure probability analysis with clear failure region, a new numerical method is presented to calculate F P% . In the presented method, the total integral region  is split into m clear sub-regions i F in a way that the value of g( y) in i F can be approximately viewed as i g , a constant independent of y , and the value of [ ( )] F μ % g y in i F can be viewed as a constant ( ) F i μ g % subsequently. Due to the closely invariant property of [ ( )] F μ g % x in i F and 1 2 m  = F I F ILI F , F P% is transformed into the sum of ( ) F i μ g % ( ) i F ∫L∫ f y dy , where ( ) i F ∫L∫ f y dy is the random failure probability with the clear failure region i F and can be obtained by line sampling. The high efficiency of the presented method resulted from that of the line sampling is demonstrated by the illustration.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 353-358)

Edited by:

Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie




L. Chen and Z. Z. Lu, "A New Numerical Method for General Failure Probability with Fuzzy Failure Region", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 997-1000, 2007

Online since:

September 2007




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