Rapid Uncertainty Propagation for High-Fidelity Prognostics Using SROMPy and Python



Published Sep 24, 2018
James E. Warner Patrick E. Leser Jacob D. Hochhalter


This work introduces a practical approach for accelerating probabilistic, high-fidelity prognostics using the stochastic reduced order model (SROM) method and its availability in the open-source Python package, SROMPy. SROMs are used as an efficient Monte Carlo simulation (MCS) method, providing low-dimensional representations of random model inputs enabling rapid and non-intrusive uncertainty propagation. This study represents the first application of the SROM approach in the field of prognostics and health management and serves as a tutorial demonstration of the SROMPy software package. The relative ease of applying SROMs with SROMPy for uncertainty propagation is demonstrated on an example of probabilistic, non-planar crack growth simulation. Results show that the SROM approach agrees well with results from MCS while providing orders of magnitude computational speedup. The complete source code and input data required to reproduce the results in this paper are available online to facilitate further evaluation and adoption of the SROM method by researchers in the field.

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Warner, J. E., Leser, P. E., & Hochhalter, J. D. (2018). Rapid Uncertainty Propagation for High-Fidelity Prognostics Using SROMPy and Python. Annual Conference of the PHM Society, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.36001/phmconf.2018.v10i1.551
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Uncertainty quantification, Prognostics, Python

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