Abstract

By introducing the subinterval perturbation method (SIPM), a hybrid compound function/subinterval perturbation method (HCFSPM) is presented for a dual crane system (DCS) with large interval variables. The HCFSPM employs the SIPM to decompose a large interval variable into several subinterval variables with small uncertain levels. The interval kinematic compound function vectors and their inverses are approximated by the first-order Taylor and Neumann series, respectively. Based on the monotonic technique, the bounds of original luffing angle vectors are derived. Compared with the first-order compound function/interval perturbation method and the Monte Carlo method, numerical examples verify the effectiveness of the HCFSPM at conducting uncertain kinematic analysis of the DCS, especially when it comes to large uncertain levels.

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