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Polynomial chaos

About: Polynomial chaos is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 3700 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 86289 citation(s).
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TL;DR: This work represents the stochastic processes with an optimum trial basis from the Askey family of orthogonal polynomials that reduces the dimensionality of the system and leads to exponential convergence of the error.
Abstract: We present a new method for solving stochastic differential equations based on Galerkin projections and extensions of Wiener's polynomial chaos Specifically, we represent the stochastic processes with an optimum trial basis from the Askey family of orthogonal polynomials that reduces the dimensionality of the system and leads to exponential convergence of the error Several continuous and discrete processes are treated, and numerical examples show substantial speed-up compared to Monte Carlo simulations for low dimensional stochastic inputs

3,922 citations

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2,560 citations

29 Nov 1995-
TL;DR: Regular Dynamics: Newton to Poincare KAM Theorem, and the Chaos Toolkit: Making 'Physics' out of Chaos.
Abstract: Regular Dynamics: Newton to Poincare KAM Theorem | Bifurcations: Routes to Chaos, Stability and Instability | Reconstruction of Phase Space: Regular and Chaotic Motions Observed Chaos | Choosing Time Delays: Chaos as an Information Source Average Mutual Information. | Choosing the Dimension of Reconstructed Phase Space | Invariants of the Motion: Global & Local Lyapunov Exponents Lorenz Model | Modeling Chaos: Local & Global Models Phase Space Models | Signal Separation: Probabilistic Cleaning 'Blind' Signal Separation | Control and Chaos: Parametric Control Examples of Control (including magnetoelastic ribbon, electric circuits, cardiac tissue) | Synchronization of Chaotic Systems: Identical or Dissimilar Systems Chaotic Nonlinear Circuits | Other Example Systems: Laser Intensity Fluctuations Volume Fluctuations of the Great Salt Lake Motion in a Fluid Boundary Layer | Estimating in Chaos: Cramer-Rao Bounds | The Chaos Toolkit: Making 'Physics' out of Chaos

2,078 citations

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Abstract: Global sensitivity analysis (SA) aims at quantifying the respective effects of input random variables (or combinations thereof) onto the variance of the response of a physical or mathematical model. Among the abundant literature on sensitivity measures, the Sobol’ indices have received much attention since they provide accurate information for most models. The paper introduces generalized polynomial chaos expansions (PCE) to build surrogate models that allow one to compute the Sobol’ indices analytically as a post-processing of the PCE coefficients. Thus the computational cost of the sensitivity indices practically reduces to that of estimating the PCE coefficients. An original non intrusive regression-based approach is proposed, together with an experimental design of minimal size. Various application examples illustrate the approach, both from the field of global SA (i.e. well-known benchmark problems) and from the field of stochastic mechanics. The proposed method gives accurate results for various examples that involve up to eight input random variables, at a computational cost which is 2–3 orders of magnitude smaller than the traditional Monte Carlo-based evaluation of the Sobol’ indices.

1,559 citations

01 Jan 2011-
Abstract: This paper presents a polynomial dimensional decomposition (PDD) method for global sensitivity analysis of stochastic systems subject to independent random input following arbitrary probability distributions. The method involves Fourier-polynomial expansions of lower-variate component functions of a stochastic response by measure-consistent orthonormal polynomial bases, analytical formulae for calculating the global sensitivity indices in terms of the expansion coefficients, and dimension-reduction integration for estimating the expansion coefficients. Due to identical dimensional structures of PDD and analysis-of-variance decomposition, the proposed method facilitates simple and direct calculation of the global sensitivity indices. Numerical results of the global sensitivity indices computed for smooth systems reveal significantly higher convergence rates of the PDD approximation than those from existing methods, including polynomial chaos expansion, random balance design, state-dependent parameter, improved Sobol’s method, and sampling-based methods. However, for non-smooth functions, the convergence properties of the PDD solution deteriorate to a great extent, warranting further improvements. The computational complexity of the PDD method is polynomial, as opposed to exponential, thereby alleviating the curse of dimensionality to some extent. Mathematical modeling of complex systems often requires sensitivity analysis to determine how an output variable of interest is influenced by individual or subsets of input variables. A traditional local sensitivity analysis entails gradients or derivatives, often invoked in design optimization, describing changes in the model response due to the local variation of input. Depending on the model output, obtaining gradients or derivatives, if they exist, can be simple or difficult. In contrast, a global sensitivity analysis (GSA), increasingly becoming mainstream, characterizes how the global variation of input, due to its uncertainty, impacts the overall uncertain behavior of the model. In other words, GSA constitutes the study of how the output uncertainty from a mathematical model is divvied up, qualitatively or quantitatively, to distinct sources of input variation in the model [1].

1,296 citations

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