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Sequential Optimization and Reliability Assessment Method for Efficient Probabilistic Design

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Xiaoping Du, Wei Chen

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO 65409–4494e-mail: dux@umr.eduDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208-3111e-mail: weichen@northwestern.edu

J. Mech. Des 126(2), 225-233 (May 05, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1649968 History: Received March 01, 2002; Revised May 01, 2003; Online May 05, 2004
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