# FORM¶

class FORM(*args)

First Order Reliability Method (FORM).

Refer to FORM.

Available constructors:
FORM(nearestPointAlgorithm, event, physicalStartingPoint)
Parameters: nearestPointAlgorithm : OptimizationAlgorithm Optimization algorithm used to research the design point. event : Event Failure event. physicalStartingPoint : sequence of float Starting point of the optimization algorithm, declared in the physical space.

Notes

See Analytical for the description of the first steps of the FORM analysis.

The First Order Reliability Method (FORM) consists in linearizing the limit state function at the design point, denoted , which is the point on the limit state surface that is closest to the origin of the standard space.

Then, the probability where the limit state surface has been approximated by a linear surface (hyperplane) can be obtained exactly, thanks to the rotation invariance of the standard distribution : where is the Hasofer-Lind reliability index, defined as the distance of the design point to the origin of the standard space and the marginal cumulative density function of the spherical distributions in the standard space.

The evaluation of the failure probability is stored in the data structure FORMResult recoverable with the getResult() method.

Examples

>>> import openturns as ot
>>> myFunction = ot.SymbolicFunction(['E', 'F', 'L', 'I'], ['-F*L^3/(3*E*I)'])
>>> myDistribution = ot.Normal([50.0, 1.0, 10.0, 5.0], [1.0]*4, ot.IdentityMatrix(4))
>>> vect = ot.RandomVector(myDistribution)
>>> output = ot.CompositeRandomVector(myFunction, vect)
>>> event = ot.Event(output, ot.Less(), -3.0)
>>> # We create an OptimizationAlgorithm algorithm
>>> solver = ot.AbdoRackwitz()
>>> algo = ot.FORM(solver, event, [50.0, 1.0, 10.0, 5.0])
>>> algo.run()
>>> result = algo.getResult()


Methods

 getAnalyticalResult() Accessor to the result. getClassName() Accessor to the object’s name. getEvent() Accessor to the event of which the probability is calculated. getId() Accessor to the object’s id. getName() Accessor to the object’s name. getNearestPointAlgorithm() Accessor to the optimization algorithm used to find the design point. getPhysicalStartingPoint() Accessor to the starting point of the optimization algorithm. getResult() Accessor to the result of FORM. getShadowedId() Accessor to the object’s shadowed id. getVisibility() Accessor to the object’s visibility state. hasName() Test if the object is named. hasVisibleName() Test if the object has a distinguishable name. run() Evaluate the failure probability. setEvent(event) Accessor to the event of which the probability is calculated. setName(name) Accessor to the object’s name. setNearestPointAlgorithm(solver) Accessor to the optimization algorithm used to find the design point. setPhysicalStartingPoint(physicalStartingPoint) Accessor to the starting point of the optimization algorithm. setResult(formResult) Accessor to the result of FORM. setShadowedId(id) Accessor to the object’s shadowed id. setVisibility(visible) Accessor to the object’s visibility state.
__init__(*args)

Initialize self. See help(type(self)) for accurate signature.

getAnalyticalResult()

Accessor to the result.

Returns: result : AnalyticalResult Result structure which contains the results of the optimisation problem.
getClassName()

Accessor to the object’s name.

Returns: class_name : str The object class name (object.__class__.__name__).
getEvent()

Accessor to the event of which the probability is calculated.

Returns: event : Event Event of which the probability is calculated.
getId()

Accessor to the object’s id.

Returns: id : int Internal unique identifier.
getName()

Accessor to the object’s name.

Returns: name : str The name of the object.
getNearestPointAlgorithm()

Accessor to the optimization algorithm used to find the design point.

Returns: algorithm : OptimizationAlgorithm Optimization algorithm used to research the design point.
getPhysicalStartingPoint()

Accessor to the starting point of the optimization algorithm.

Returns: point : Point Starting point of the optimization algorithm, declared in the physical space.
getResult()

Accessor to the result of FORM.

Returns: result : FORMResult Structure containing all the results of the FORM analysis.
getShadowedId()

Accessor to the object’s shadowed id.

Returns: id : int Internal unique identifier.
getVisibility()

Accessor to the object’s visibility state.

Returns: visible : bool Visibility flag.
hasName()

Test if the object is named.

Returns: hasName : bool True if the name is not empty.
hasVisibleName()

Test if the object has a distinguishable name.

Returns: hasVisibleName : bool True if the name is not empty and not the default one.
run()

Evaluate the failure probability.

Notes

Evaluate the failure probability and create a FORMResult, the structure result which is accessible with the method getResult().

setEvent(event)

Accessor to the event of which the probability is calculated.

Parameters: event : Event Event of which the probability is calculated.
setName(name)

Accessor to the object’s name.

Parameters: name : str The name of the object.
setNearestPointAlgorithm(solver)

Accessor to the optimization algorithm used to find the design point.

Parameters: algorithm : OptimizationAlgorithm Optimization algorithm used to research the design point.
setPhysicalStartingPoint(physicalStartingPoint)

Accessor to the starting point of the optimization algorithm.

Parameters: point : sequence of float Starting point of the optimization algorithm, declared in the physical space.
setResult(formResult)

Accessor to the result of FORM.

Parameters: result : FORMResult Structure containing all the results of the FORM analysis.
setShadowedId(id)

Accessor to the object’s shadowed id.

Parameters: id : int Internal unique identifier.
setVisibility(visible)

Accessor to the object’s visibility state.

Parameters: visible : bool Visibility flag.