Natural disasters can have catastrophic impacts on the functionality of infrastructure systems and cause severe physical and socio-economic losses. Given budget constraints, it is crucial to optimize decisions regarding mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery practices for these systems. This requires accurate and efficient means to evaluate the infrastructure system reliability. While numerous research efforts have addressed and quantified the impact of natural disasters on infrastructure systems, typically using the Monte Carlo approach, they still suffer from high computational cost and, thus, are of limited applicability to large systems. This paper presents a deep learning framework for accelerating infrastructure system reliability analysis. In particular, two distinct deep neural network surrogates are constructed and studied: (1) A classifier surrogate which speeds up the connectivity determination of networks, and (2) An end-to-end surrogate that replaces a number of components such as roadway status realization, connectivity determination, and connectivity averaging. The proposed approach is applied to a simulation-based study of the two-terminal connectivity of a California transportation network subject to extreme probabilistic earthquake events. Numerical results highlight the effectiveness of the proposed approach in accelerating the transportation system two-terminal reliability analysis with extremely high prediction accuracy.
- Pub Date:
- August 2017
- Computer Science - Computational Engineering;
- and Science;
- Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence;
- Statistics - Machine Learning
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