Event Type:

Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar

Date/Time:

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:00 to 12:45

Location:

GLK 113

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Abstract:

We consider a data set resulting from experiments on a prestressed concrete girder. Given a priori engineering requirements, we derive an underlying model with spatially dependent elastic properties based on energy considerations. Least squares estimation techniques to calibrate a family of models with experimental data are considered. The possibility of nonunique estimators is also discussed. We then introduce a probabilistic inversion approach focusing on the ability of models to capture the information contained in the data set.