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Large-Scale Engineering Optimization and Uncertainty Analysis
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dace_method_pointer


Pointer to a DACE method for purposes of generating an ensemble of field responses to be used in estimating a random field model. THIS IS AN EXPERIMENTAL CAPABILITY.

Specification

Alias: none

Argument(s): STRING

Default: no design of experiments data

Description

As part of the capability to generate a random field representation, the user needs to specify the data used to generate the random field representation. One way to do this is to run a set of simulations and generating field responses. Dakota will then take the full set of field responses (e.g. multiple samples, where each sample has a field response) and construct a random field model representing the uncertainty in the ensemble. The dace_method_pointer is a pointer to a Design and Analysis of Computer Experiments (DACE) method, typically which is a sampling method. In this case, the sampling method should be on a simulation which can generate field responses (e.g. field_responses, field_objectives, or field_calibration terms.)

THIS IS AN EXPERIMENTAL CAPABILITY UNDER ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT.

Default Behavior Currently, the build_source that is fully working is the dace_method_pointer. The others are not fully operational.