WSEAS Transactions on Applied and Theoretical Mechanics
A complimentary probabilistic and evidence theory approach is utilized to enhance uncertainty assessments in the area of critical safety characteristics for conceptual design. This research provides additional exploration into the failure modes necessary to utilize Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) and various composites to their fullest potential and to minimize uncertainty by comparing probability and evidence theories. This combined approach has been applied to a selection of composite material that could provide uncertainty assessment design for a space transportation system. Uncertainty estimates presented are bounded by belief and plausibility functions. The results may provide additional information to the decision makers in critical system safety and uncertainty assessments. Benefits and limitations are discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Bondi, S. B., Unal, R., Hester, P. T., & Chytka, T. M. (2013). Complementarities of probabilistic and evidence approaches: An uncertainty assessment for selection of composite material. WSEAS Transactions on Applied and Theoretical Mechanics, 8(3), 181-192.
Bondi, Stella B.; Unal, Resit; Hester, Patrick T.; and Chytka, Trina M., "Complementarities of Probabilistic and Evidence Approaches: An Uncertainty Assessment for Selection of Composite Material" (2013). Engineering Technology Faculty Publications. 19.