UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS IN ENGINEERING (UA)
Analysis of uncertainty in an emerging filed in
engineering that addresses the design of a system in condition of limited
knowledge. Since uncertainty embraces any engineer's activity it is extremely important
to be aware of and effectively deal with it. In the recent years new techniques
have been developed for uncertainty treatment in engineering, ranging from non-probabilistic
to the wide class of probabilistic approaches. Also terms like robustness
analysis, reliability analysis or uncertainty quantification have become part
of the engineering vocabulary. The course aims to give student a general
insight into the problem of uncertainty, explaining how it affects the initial design
phase and what tools can be adopted to work in a condition of limited knowledge.
During the course students will develop a project where uncertainty analysis will
be applied to FE numerical models to increase the system performances.