E3S Web of Conferences
Volume 44, 201810th Conference on Interdisciplinary Problems in Environmental Protection and Engineering EKO-DOK 2018
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||03 July 2018|
MARSplines method as a tool for failure frequency modelling
Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Wyb. Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland
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The paper presents the results of failure rate prediction using adaptive algorithm MARSplines. This method could be defined as segmental and multiple linear regression. The range of segments defines the range of applicability of that methodology. On the basis of operational data received from Water Utility two separate models were created for distribution pipes and house connections. The calculations were carried out in the programme Statistica 13.1. Maximal number of basis function was equalled to 30; so-called pruning was used. Interaction level equalled to 1, the penalty for adding basis function amounted to 2, and the threshold – 0.0005. GCV error equalled to 0.0018 and 0.0253 as well as 0.0738 and 0.1058 for distribution pipes and house connections in learning and prognosis process, respectively. The prediction results in validation step were not satisfactory in relation to distribution pipes, because constant value of failure rate was observed. Concerning house connections, the forecasting was slightly better, but still the overestimation seems to be unacceptable from engineering point of view.
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