Stochastic Structural Dynamics: Application of Finite Element Methods

Stochastic Structural Dynamics: Application of Finite Element Methods

by Cho W. S. To
     
 

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One of the first books to provide in-depth and systematic application of finite element methods to the field of stochastic structural dynamics


The parallel developments of the Finite Element Methods in the 1950’s and the engineering applications of stochastic processes in the 1940’s provided a combined numerical analysis

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One of the first books to provide in-depth and systematic application of finite element methods to the field of stochastic structural dynamics


The parallel developments of the Finite Element Methods in the 1950’s and the engineering applications of stochastic processes in the 1940’s provided a combined numerical analysis tool for the studies of dynamics of structures and structural systems under random loadings. In the open literature, there are books on statistical dynamics of structures and books on structural dynamics with chapters dealing with random response analysis. However, a systematic treatment of stochastic structural dynamics applying the finite element methods seems to be lacking. Aimed at advanced and specialist levels, the author presents and illustrates direct integration methods for analyzing the statistics of the response of structures to stochastic loads. The analysis methods are based on structural models represented via the Finite Element Method. In addition to stationary linear problems the text also addresses non-stationary excitation and systems with spatially stochastic property variations.

♦ A systematic treatment of stochastic structural dynamics applying the finite element methods
♦ Highly illustrated throughout and aimed at advanced and specialist levels, it focuses on computational aspects instead of theory
♦ Emphasizes results mainly in the time domain with limited contents in the frequency domain
♦ Presents and illustrates direct integration methods for analyzing the statistics of the response of structures to stochastic loads.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118402726
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Cho Wing Solomon To is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. He gained his Ph.D from the University of Southampton, UK, in 1980. Prior to joining UNL, he was a Professor at the University of Western Ontario and an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary. He was a Research Fellow of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada from 1982-1992, and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), University of Southampton. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM), the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and a founder Fellow of the Institution of Diagnostics Engineers, U.K. He served as chair of the ASME Finite Element Techniques and Computational Technologies Technical Committee. Dr To’s research interests include Sound and Vibration Studies, Solid and Computational Mechanics, and System Dynamics and Controls.

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