Tsinghua Science and Technology


random-interval variable hybrid model, reliability analysis, damped Newton optimization, single-layer iteration, fourth-order moment method


This paper presents a hybrid model reliability analysis method based on the damped Newton method with both random and interval variables to solve the hybrid structure reliability problem. The method combines an outer iterative solution and inner layer numerical calculation. In the outer iteration, the method seeks an optimized solution to the interval variable iterative by adding the boundary constraint condition based on the damped Newton optimization theory. In the inner layer solution, the method first reduces the dimension of the random variable through the dimension reduction method, then obtains the first four-order central moment of the function through the application of the Taylor expansion method, and finally calculates the reliability index of the structure according to the fourth-order moment calculation structure of the function. The results of a numerical example and an engineering ten-rod truss structure show that the proposed method can effectively solve the random-interval hybrid reliability problem and has better calculation accuracy than that of the two-layer iterative method.


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