Predicting reliability in multidisciplinary engineering systems under uncertainty
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The proposed study develops a framework that can accurately capture and model input and output variables for multidisciplinary systems to mitigate the computational cost when uncertainties are involved. The dimension of the random input variables is reduced depending on the degree of correlation calculated by relative entropy. Feature extraction methods; namely Principal Component Analysis (PCA), the Auto-Encoder (AE) algorithm are developed when the input variables are highly correlated. The Independent Features Test (IndFeaT) is implemented as the feature selection method if the correlation is low to select a critical subset of model features. Moreover, Artificial Neural Network (ANN) including Probabilistic Neural Network (PNN) is integrated into the framework to correctly capture the complex response behavior of the multidisciplinary system with low computational cost. The efficacy of the proposed method is demonstrated with electro-mechanical engineering examples including a solder joint and stretchable patch antenna examples.