The recently developed Wiener Path Integral (WPI) technique for determining the joint response probability density function of nonlinear systems subject to Gaussian white noise excitation is generalized herein to account for non-white, non-Gaussian, and non-stationary excitation processes. Specifically, modeling the excitation process as the output of a filter equation with Gaussian white noise as its input, it is possible to define an augmented response vector process to be considered in the WPI solution technique. A significant advantage relates to the fact that the technique is still applicable even for arbitrary excitation power spectrum forms. In such cases, it is shown that the use of a filter approximation facilitates the implementation of the WPI technique in a straightforward manner, without compromising its accuracy necessarily. Further, in addition to dynamical systems subject to stochastic excitation, the technique can also account for a special class of engineering mechanics problems where the media properties are modeled as stochastic fields. Several numerical examples pertaining to both single- and multi-degree-of-freedom systems are considered, including a marine structural system exposed to flow-induced non-white excitation, as well as a bending beam with a non-Gaussian and non-homogeneous Young's modulus. Comparisons with Monte Carlo simulation data demonstrate the accuracy of the technique.
|Titolo:||Wiener Path Integral based response determination of nonlinear systems subject to non-white, non-Gaussian, and non-stationary stochastic excitation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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