Mini-Symposium 19:

Polymorphic Space- and Time-Dependent Uncertainty Modelling in Engineering


Predictions under uncertainty are important to solve challenging engineering tasks. Polymorphic uncertainty modelling combines several approaches to quantify aleatory and epistemic uncertainties. Stochastic and non-stochastic approaches can be used to describe uncertain parameters of engineering structures and systems. Advanced numerical and analytical techniques are necessary to compute these structures and systems. Often, high computational effort is required, especially for the prediction of space- and time-dependent behaviour. This mini-symposium is focused on recent developments for space- and time-dependent problems under polymorphic uncertainty. Contributions are invited dealing with computational approaches for uncertain fields and uncertain processes. Theoretical works as well as practical applications are welcome.

Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:

  1. Computational concepts for uncertain fields;
  2. Computational concepts for uncertain processes;
  3. Structural reliability analysis and safety assessment;
  4. Design methods with polymorphic uncertainty models;
  5. Surrogate models for reduction of computational time and effort;
  6. Structural control under polymorphic uncertainty;
  7. Computational steering under polymorphic uncertainty


Steffen Freitag
Institute for Structural Mechanics, Ruhr University Bochum.
Wolfgang Graf
Institute for Structural Analysis, Technische Universität Dresden.
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30th November 2013:
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15th February 2014:
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1st of May 2014:
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1st June 2014:
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13th-16th July 2014:
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