Deterministic mechanical systems subject to stochastic dynamic actions, such as wind or earthquakes, have to be properly evaluated using a stochastic approach. For nonlinear mechanical systems it is necessary to approximate solutions using mathematical tools, as the stochastic equivalent linearization. It is a simple approach from the theoretical point of view, but needs numerical techniques whose computational complexity increases in case of nonstationary excitations. In this paper a procedure to solve covariance analysis of stochastic linearized systems in the case of nonstationary excitation is proposed. The nonstationary Lyapunov differential matrix covariance equation for the linearized system is solved using a numerical algorithm which updates linearized system coefficient matrix at each step. The technique used is a predictor-corrector procedure based on backward Euler method. Accuracy and computational costs are analysed showing the efficiency of the proposed procedure.
|Titolo:||Integration algorithm for covariance nonstationary dynamic analysis using equivalent stochastic linearization|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matcom.2015.11.006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|