The Model Correction Factor Method is an intelligent response surface method based on simplifiedmodeling. MCFM is aimed for reliability analysis in case of a limit state defined by an elaborate model. Herein it isdemonstrated that the method is applicable for elaborate limit state surfaces on which severallocally most central points exist without there being a simple geometric definition of the corresponding failuremodes such as is the case for collapse mechanisms in rigid plastic hinge models for frame structures. Taking as simplifiedidealized model a model of similarity with the elaborate model but with clearly defined failure modes, the MCFM can bestarted from each idealized single mode limit state in turn to identify a locally most central point on the elaborate limitstate surface. Typically this procedure leads to a fewer number of locally most central failure points on the elaboratelimit state surface than existing in the idealized model.
|Title of host publication||Applications of Statistics and Probability, Civil Engineering Reliability and Risk Analysis|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|Event||8th International Conference on Applications of Probability and Statistics to Civil Engineering - Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 12 Dec 1999 → 15 Dec 1999
Conference number: 8
|Conference||8th International Conference on Applications of Probability and Statistics to Civil Engineering|
|Period||12/12/1999 → 15/12/1999|
Ditlevsen, O. D., & Johannesen, J. M. (2000). Model correction factor method for system analysis. In Applications of Statistics and Probability, Civil Engineering Reliability and Risk Analysis (pp. 1011-1018). CRC Press/Balkema.