A decision-theoretic method for surrogate model selection.

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The use of surrogate models to approximate computationally expensive simulation models, e.g., large comprehensive finite element models, is widespread. Applications include surrogate models for design, sensitivity analysis, and/or uncertainty quantification. Typically, a surrogate model is defined by a postulated functional form; values for the surrogate model parameters are estimated using results from a limited number of solutions to the comprehensive model. In general, there may be multiple surrogate models, each defined by possibly a different functional form, consistent with the limited data from the comprehensive model. We refer to each as a candidate surrogate model. Methods are developed and applied ... continued below

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Field, Richard V., Jr. June 1, 2005.

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The use of surrogate models to approximate computationally expensive simulation models, e.g., large comprehensive finite element models, is widespread. Applications include surrogate models for design, sensitivity analysis, and/or uncertainty quantification. Typically, a surrogate model is defined by a postulated functional form; values for the surrogate model parameters are estimated using results from a limited number of solutions to the comprehensive model. In general, there may be multiple surrogate models, each defined by possibly a different functional form, consistent with the limited data from the comprehensive model. We refer to each as a candidate surrogate model. Methods are developed and applied to select the optimal surrogate model from the collection of candidate surrogate models. The classical approach is to select the surrogate model that best fits the data provided by the comprehensive model; this technique is independent of the model use and, therefore, may be inappropriate for some applications. The proposed approach applies techniques from decision theory, where postulated utility functions are used to quantify the model use. Two applications are presented to illustrate the methods. These include surrogate model selection for the purpose of: (1) estimating the minimum of a deterministic function, and (2) the design under uncertainty of a physical system.

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  • Report No.: SAND2005-3223
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/882352 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 882352
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc892174

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Field, Richard V., Jr. A decision-theoretic method for surrogate model selection., report, June 1, 2005; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc892174/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.