FERUM 4.1 (Finite Element Reliability Using Matlab) is a general purpose structural reliability code. This open-source Matlab® toolbox represents an updated version of FERUM 3.1, initially developed by researchers at UC Berkeley.
New: FERUM 4.1 now available ( July 1, 2010 )
The development of FERUM (Finite Element Reliability Using Matlab®) as an open-source Matlab® toolbox was initiated in 1999 under Armen Der Kiureghian’s leadership at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB). This general-purpose structural reliability code was developed and maintained by Terje Haukaas until 2003, with the contributions of many researchers at UCB. The latest available version of this code is FERUM 3.1, available at UCB website.
It should be emphasized that this program is under constant developments like version 3.1. Feel free to send comments/questions, report bugs/errors and submit new feature proposals to bourinet[a]sigma-clermont.fr. They will certainly influence new versions of FERUM. A summary of new features and/or corrections brought to FERUM with respect to the previous release can be found in the Release Summary menu.
Acknowledgments of contributing researchers:
- Subset Simulation: François Deheeger, Vincent Dubourg
- ²SMART: François Deheeger
- Global Sensitivity Analysis based on Sobol’ indices: Cécile Mattrand
- RBDO-N2LA: Vincent Dubourg
- Interface of FERUM with external codes: mainly Lukáš Nešpůrek but others too
- All contributors to former version of FERUM (version 3.1)
- Coordinator: Jean-Marc Bourinet
A special thanks also to Maurice Lemaire, Bruno Sudret and PHIMECA researchers and engineers, for all the fruitful discussions about industrial problems and/or tricky stochastic problems.
FERUM 4.0 reference paper:
- Bourinet, J.-M., Mattrand, C., Dubourg, V., 2009. A review of recent features and improvements added to FERUM software. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR’09), Osaka, Japan [BibTeX-entry]