Statistical regression and/or interpolation models have been used for data analysis and response prediction using the results of the physical experiments and/or computer simulations in structural engineering fields. These models have been employed during the last decade to develop a variety of design methodologies. However, these models only handled responses with respect to space variables such as size and shape of structures and cannot handle time-variant dynamic responses, i.e. response varying with time. In this research, statistical space-time metamodels based on multiple response approach that can handle responses with respect to both space variables and a time variable are proposed. Regression and interpolation models such as the response surface model (RSM) and kriging model were developed for handling time-variant dynamic responses of structural engineering. We evaluate the accuracies of the responses predicted by the two statistical space-time metamodels by comparing them with the responses obtained by the physical experiments and/or computer simulations. ?? 2010 The Korean Society ot Mechanical Engineers
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