Title

Unified Framework for Training Point Selection and Error Estimation for Surrogate Models

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2015

Publication Source

AIAA Journal

Abstract

A unified framework for surrogate model training point selection and error estimation is proposed. Building auxiliary local surrogate models over subdomains of the global surrogate model forms the basis of the proposed framework. A discrepancy function, defined as the absolute difference between response predictions from local and global surrogate models for randomly chosen test candidates, drives the framework, thereby not requiring any additional exact function evaluations.

The benefits of this new approach are demonstrated with analytical test functions and the construction of a two-dimensional aerodynamic database. The results show that the proposed training point selection approach improves the convergence monotonicity and produces more accurate surrogate models compared to random and quasi-random training point selection strategies. The introduced root-mean-square discrepancy and maximum absolute discrepancy exhibit close agreement with the actual root-mean-square error and maximum absolute error, respectively, and are therefore proposed as a measure for the approximation accuracy of surrogate models in applications of practical interest. Multivariate interpolation and regression is employed to build local surrogates, whereas kriging and polynomial chaos expansions serve as global surrogate models in demonstrating the applicability of the proposed framework.

Inclusive pages

215-234

ISBN/ISSN

0001-1452

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Volume

53

Issue

1

Peer Reviewed

yes