Radial basis function interpolation of fields resulting from nonlinear simulations

Boukje M. de Gooijer*, Jos Havinga, Hubert J.M. Geijselaers, Anton H. van den Boogaard

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Three approaches for construction of a surrogate model of a result field consisting of multiple physical quantities are presented. The first approach uses direct interpolation of the result space on the input space. In the second and third approaches a Singular Value Decomposition is used to reduce the model size. In the reduced order surrogate models, the amplitudes corresponding to the different basis vectors are interpolated. A quality measure that takes into account different physical parts of the result field is defined. As the quality measure is very cheap to evaluate, it can be used to efficiently optimize hyperparameters of all surrogate models. Based on the quality measure, a criterion is proposed to choose the number of basis vectors for the reduced order models. The performance of the surrogate models resulting from the three different approaches is compared using the quality measure based on a validation set. It is found that the novel criterion can effectively be used to select the number of basis vectors. The choice of construction method significantly influences the quality of the surrogate model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-145
Number of pages17
JournalEngineering with Computers
Early online date25 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024


  • Metamodel
  • Multiphysical field
  • Proper orthogonal decomposition
  • Surrogate model
  • Truncation criterion
  • UT-Hybrid-D


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