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The integral may be estimated by numerical integration where FY−1 (u) is replaced by interpolated values of the sample CDF. Arising from the effective support region of f[(1−p)N] (u), the main contribution of the integral √ comes from a small neighborhood around (1 − p) whose width is O( p(1 − p)∕N). d. samples {Wk } generated according to the Beta distribution with parameter ((1 − p)N, pN + 1). 8 Error bounds for probability and quantile This example compares the error bounds for failure probability and the corresponding quantile.

On this spherical surface, all points are the same distance ???? from the origin and clearly SORM cannot be applied. In general a positive curvature reduces the SORM estimate, which is consistent with the fact that the limit state surface in this case curves away from the origin and hence covers less probability content. 2 Curvature Matching To determine the principal curvatures {ci } in Eq. 44) Substituting ∇g(x∗ ) = −x∗T ||∇g(x∗ )||∕||x∗ || from Eq. 45) Note that keeping only the first term leads to a scaled version of g1 in Eq.

5b. The apparent decay of J̃ N in one of the runs, from N = 1 to about N = 3000, is deceptive of convergence. It is due to an occasional sample (at about N = 100) whose magnitude is significantly bigger than the rest and so the whole sum behaves roughly as the value of that sample divided by N. 3 Asymptotic Distribution (Central Limit Theorem) Unbiasedness and mean-square convergence are two basic properties of J̃ N in Eq. 69) that are related respectively to its first two statistical moments. The full set of information is contained in the distribution.