Relative entropy based method for global and regional sensitivity analysis in probabilistic design

Huibin Liu, Wei Chen*, Agus Sudjianto

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

To overcome the limitations of existing variance-based methods for Probabilistic Sensitivity Analysis (PSA) in design under uncertainty, a new PSA approach based on the concept of relative entropy is proposed. The relative entropy based method evaluates the impact of a random variable by measuring the divergence between two probability density functions of a response. The method can be applied both globally over the whole distribution of a performance response (called global response probabilistic sensitivity analysis-GRPSA) and in any regional range of a response distribution (called regional response probabilistic sensitivity analysis-RRPSA). The former is the most useful for studying variable impact on robust design objective, while the latter provides insight into reliability constraints. The proposed method is applicable to both the prior-design and post-design stages, for variable screening and uncertainty reduction, respectively. The proposed method is verified by numerical examples and industrial design cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages983-992
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Sep 28 2004Oct 2 2004

Other

Other2004 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period9/28/0410/2/04

Keywords

  • Main effect
  • Probabilistic sensitivity analysis
  • Relative entropyl
  • Reliability based design
  • Robust design
  • Total effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Liu, H., Chen, W., & Sudjianto, A. (2004). Relative entropy based method for global and regional sensitivity analysis in probabilistic design. 983-992. Paper presented at 2004 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, United States.