### Abstract

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.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Applications of Statistics and Probability, Civil Engineering Reliability and Risk Analysis |

Place of Publication | Rotterdam |

Publisher | CRC Press/Balkema |

Publication date | 2000 |

Pages | 1011-1018 |

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

Conference | 8th International Conference on Applications of Probability and Statistics to Civil Engineering |
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Number | 8 |

Country | Australia |

City | Sydney |

Period | 12/12/1999 → 15/12/1999 |

## Cite this

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.