Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 462–471 | Cite as

Reliability analysis on civil engineering project based on integrated adaptive simulation annealing and gray correlation method

  • Xiao-ping Bai
  • Ya-nan Liu
Research Article


Dynamic reliability is a very important issue in reliability research. The dynamic reliability analysis for the project is still in search of domestic and international research in the exploration stage. By now, dynamic reliability research mainly concentrates on the reliability assessment; the methods mainly include dynamic fault tree, extension of event sequence diagram and Monte Carlo simulation, and et al. The paper aims to research the dynamic reliability optimization. On the basis of analysis of the four quality influence factors in the construction engineering, a method based on gray correlation degree is employed to calculate the weights of factors affecting construction process quality. Then the weights are added into the reliability improvement feasible index (RIFI). Furthermore, a novel nonlinear programming mathematic optimization model is established. In the Insight software environment, the Adaptive Simulated Annealing (ASA) algorithm is used to get a more accurate construction subsystem optimal reliability under different RIFI conditions. In addition, the relationship between construction quality and construction system reliability is analyzed, the proposed methods and detailed processing can offer a useful reference for improving the construction system quality level.


civil engineering dynamic reliability grey relational degree adaptive simulated annealing algorithm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.System Engineering Research Institute, School of ManagementXi’an University of Architecture & TechnologyXi’anChina

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