Reliability sensitivity estimation of linear systems under stochastic excitation

M. A. Valdebenito, H. A. Jensen, G. I. Schuëller, F. E. Caro

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The objective of this paper is presenting an approach for reliability sensitivity estimation of linear structural systems subject to dynamical excitation characterized as a Gaussian process. The paper represents an extension of some ideas proposed previously in the context of sensitivity analysis. Novel aspects include the use of the Bootstrap method for assessing the error associated with the estimator of the reliability sensitivity and the application of the proposed approach to a more involved structural model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-268
Number of pages12
JournalComputers and Structures
StatePublished - Feb 2012


  • Bootstrap
  • Gaussian loading
  • High dimensional reliability problems
  • Importance sampling
  • Reliability sensitivity analysis
  • Stochastic linear dynamics


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