Response Envelope Statistics for Nonlinear Oscillators With Random Excitation

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W. D. Iwan, P.-T. Spanos

California Institute of Technology, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Pasadena, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 45(1), 170-174 (Mar 01, 1978) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424222 History: Received May 01, 1977; Revised August 01, 1977; Online July 12, 2010


An approximate analytical method is presented for determining both the stationary and nonstationary amplitude or envelope response statistics of a lightly damped and weakly nonlinear oscillator subject to Gaussian white noise. The method is based on the solution of an equivalent linear system whose parameters are functions of the response itself. The solution derived by the approximate method is compared with that obtained by computer simulation for a Duffing oscillator.

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