ABSTRACT

Researchers in the engineering industry and academia are making important advances on reliability-based design and modeling of uncertainty when data is limited. Non deterministic approaches have enabled industries to save billions by reducing design and warranty costs and by improving quality.

Considering the lack of comprehensive and defini

chapter 1|4 pages

Brief Overview of the Handbook

ByEfstratios Nikolaidis and Dan M. Ghiocel ..............................................................................1-1

chapter 2|20 pages

Perspectives on Nondeterministic Approaches

ByAhmed K. Noor .............................................................................................................................2-1

chapter 3|24 pages

Transitioning NDA from Research to Engineering Design

ByThomas A. Cruse and Jeffrey M. Brown......................................................................3-1

chapter 7|16 pages

A Research Perspective

ByDavid G. Robinson .......................................................................................................................7-1

chapter 9|40 pages

Generalized Information Theory for Engineering Modeling and Simulation

ByCliff Joslyn and Jane M. Booker ................................................................................... 9-1

chapter 10|30 pages

Evidence Theory for Engineering Applications

ByWilliam L. Oberkampf and Jon C. Helton ........................................................ 10-1

chapter 12|24 pages

Interval Methods for Reliable Computing

ByRafi L. Muhanna and Robert L. Mullen........................................................... 12-1

chapter 14|24 pages

First- and Second-Order Reliability Methods

chapter 15|46 pages

System Reliability

chapter 17|20 pages

Probabilistic Analysis of Dynamic Systems

chapter 18|16 pages

Time-Variant Reliability

ByRobert E. Melchers and Andre T. Beck ............................................................ 18-1

chapter 19|24 pages

Response Surfaces for Reliability Assessment

chapter 21|34 pages

Projection Schemes in Stochastic Finite Element Analysis

ByPrasanth B. Nair......................................................................................... 21-1

chapter 22|20 pages

Bayesian Modeling and Updating

ByCostas Papadimitriou and Lambros S. Katafygiotis .......................................... 22-1

chapter 23|14 pages

Utility Methods in Engineering Design

ByMichael J. Scott........................................................................................... 23-1

chapter 24|32 pages

Reliability-Based Optimization of Civil and Aerospace Structural Systems

ByDan M. Frangopol and Kurt Maute ............................................................... 24-1

chapter 25|26 pages

Accelerated Life Testing for Reliability Validation

ByDimitri B. Kececioglu................................................................................... 25-1

chapter 26|26 pages

The Role of Statistical Testing in NDA

chapter 27|24 pages

Reliability Testing and Estimation Using Variance-Reduction Techniques

ByDavid Mease, Vijayan N. Nair, and Agus Sudjianto ......................................... 27-1

chapter 28|60 pages

Reliability Assessment of Aircraft Structure Joints under Corrosion-Fatigue Damage

ByDan M. Ghiocel and Eric J. Tuegel ................................................................. 28-1

chapter 30|22 pages

Selected Topics in Probabilistic Gas Turbine Engine Turbomachinery Design

ByJames A. Griffiths and Jonathan A. Tschopp .................................................... 30-1

chapter 32|30 pages

Applications of Reliability Assessment

ByBen H. Thacker, Mike P. Enright, Daniel P. Nicolella, David S. Riha, Luc J. Huyse, Chris J. Waldhart, and Simeon H.K. Fitch ................................... 32-1

chapter 34|24 pages

Applications of Reliability-Based Design Optimization

ByRobert H. Sues, Youngwon Shin, and (Justin) Y.-T. Wu .................................... 34-1

chapter 35|28 pages

Probabilistic Progressive Buckling of Conventional and Adaptive Trusses

ByShantaram S. Pai and Christos C. Chamis ............................................................... 35-1

chapter 36|20 pages

Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering Methodology for Various Uncertainties and Multidisciplinary Applications

ByKyung K. Choi, Byeng D. Youn, Jun Tang, Jeffrey S. Freeman, Thomas J. Stadterman, Alan L. Peltz, and William (Skip) Connon ..................... 36-1

chapter 37|20 pages

A Method for Multiattribute Automotive Design under Uncertainty

ByZissimos P. Mourelatos, Artemis Kloess, and Raviraj Nayak .............................. 37-1

chapter 38|28 pages

Probabilistic Analysis and Design in Automotive Industry

ByZissimos P. Mourelatos, Jian Tu, and Xuru Ding ............................................. 38-1

chapter 39|38 pages

Reliability Assessment of Ships

chapter 41|28 pages

Nondeterministic Hybrid Architectures for Vehicle Health Management

ByJoshua Altmann and Dan M. Ghiocel............................................................. 41-1

chapter 43|10 pages

Weakest-Link Probabilistic Failure

ByBrice N. Cassenti......................................................................................... 43-1

chapter 45|42 pages

Risk Management of Composite Structures