The performance of a product varies with respect to time and space if the associated limit-state function involves time and space. This study develops an uncertainty analysis method that quantifies the effect of random input variables on the performance (response) over time and space. The combination of the first order reliability method (FORM) and the second-order reliability method (SORM) is used to approximate the extreme value of the response with respect to space at discretized instants of time. Then the response becomes a Gaussian stochastic process that is fully defined by the mean, variance, and autocorrelation functions obtained from FORM and SORM, and a sequential single loop procedure is performed for spatial and random variables. The method is successfully applied to the reliability analysis of a crank-slider mechanism, which operates in a specified period of time and space.
Uncertainty Analysis for Time- and Space-Dependent Responses With Random Variables
Contributed by the Design Automation Committee of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL DESIGN. Manuscript received June 25, 2018; final manuscript received August 31, 2018; published online December 20, 2018. Assoc. Editor: Nam H. Kim.
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Wei, X., and Du, X. (December 20, 2018). "Uncertainty Analysis for Time- and Space-Dependent Responses With Random Variables." ASME. J. Mech. Des. February 2019; 141(2): 021402. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4041429
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