Stochastic response of reinforced concrete buildings using high dimensional model representation

Sahu, Deepak and Nishanth, M. and Dhir, Prateek Kumar and Sarkar, Pradip and Davis, Robin and Mangalathu, Sujith (2019) Stochastic response of reinforced concrete buildings using high dimensional model representation. Engineering Structures, 179. pp. 412-422. ISSN 0141-0296

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    Abstract

    Dynamic responses of structures are random in nature due to the uncertainties in geometry, material properties, and loading. The random dynamic responses can be represented fairly well by stochastic analysis. The methods used for stochastic analysis can be grouped into statistical and non-statistical approaches. Although statistical approaches like Monte Carlo simulation is considered as an accurate method for the stochastic analysis, computationally less intensive yet efficient, simplified non-statistical methods are necessary as an alternative. The present study is an evaluation of a relatively new non-statistical metamodel-based approach known as, High Dimensional Model Representation, with reference to existing response surface methods such as Central Composite Design, Box Behnken Design, and Full Factorial Design, in a dynamic response analysis. The geometry of a reinforced concrete frame is chosen to conduct free vibration and nonlinear dynamic analysis to study the stochastic responses using High Dimensional Model Representation method. This method was found to provide results as good as other methods with less computational effort with regard to the selected case studies.