Probability Distribution of Bilinear System Response to Impulse Excitation

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Stephen F. Felszeghy

Hughes Aircraft Company, Missile Systems Division, El Segundo, Calif.

William T. Thomson

University of California, Canoga Park, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 33(2), 384-386 (Jun 01, 1966) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3625053 History: Received March 26, 1965; Online September 15, 2011


A single-degree-of-freedom system with a bilinear spring is excited by a rectangular impulse of constant value, but whose amplitude has a probability distribution which is Gaussian. The peak response of the system under this excitation is determined, and its probability distribution is plotted as a function of its peak value.

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