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By Anas Batou, Christian Soize (auth.), Manolis Papadrakakis, George Stefanou, Vissarion Papadopoulos (eds.)

The significant effect of inherent uncertainties on structural habit has led the engineering group to acknowledge the significance of a stochastic method of structural difficulties. matters on the topic of uncertainty quantification and its impression at the reliability of the computational versions are regularly gaining in importance. specifically, the issues of dynamic reaction research and reliability evaluation of constructions with doubtful process and excitation parameters were the topic of constant study over the past 20 years a result of expanding availability of robust computing assets and know-how.

This ebook is a keep on with up of a prior booklet with an analogous topic (ISBN 978-90-481-9986-0) and makes a speciality of complex computational equipment and software program instruments which may hugely help in tackling advanced difficulties in stochastic dynamic/seismic research and layout of buildings. the chosen chapters are authored by means of the most lively students of their respective components and symbolize the most contemporary advancements during this field.

The ebook includes 21 chapters which might be grouped into numerous thematic subject matters together with dynamic research of stochastic structures, reliability-based layout, structural regulate and future health tracking, version updating, procedure id, wave propagation in random media, seismic fragility research and harm assessment.

This edited publication is basically meant for researchers and post-graduate scholars who're conversant in the basics and need to review or to improve the state-of-the-art on a specific subject within the box of computational stochastic structural dynamics. however, practising engineers may benefit besides from it as so much code provisions are inclined to include probabilistic recommendations within the research and layout of constructions.

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3 Reduced Basis Approach of Stochastic Dynamical Systems 41 (1) Definition 2 The first-order spectral functions Γk (ξ (θ )), k = 1, 2, . . 40). 41) Using the definition of the spectral function in Eq. 42) (1) From this expression it is clear that Γk (ξ (θ )) are correlated non-Gaussian random variables. Since we assumed that all eigenvalues λ0k are distinct, every Γk(1) (ξ (θ )) in Eq. 42) are different for different values of k. (2) Definition 3 The second-order spectral functions Γk (ξ (θ )), k = 1, 2, .

It can also be observed that increased variability of the parametric uncertainties (as is represented by the increasing value of σa ) results in an increase of this added damping effect which is consistent with the previous explanation. The standard deviation of the frequency domain response of the tip deflection for different spectral order of solution of the reduced basis approach is compared with the direct MCS and is shown in Fig. 4, for different values of σa . We find that the standard deviation is maximum at the resonance frequencies which is expected due to the differences in the resonance peak of each sample.

The spectral density function (SDF) of Fig. 2 was used for the modeling of the inverse of the elastic modulus stochastic field, given by: 1 Sff (κ) = σ 2 b3 κ 2 e−b|κ| 4 with b = 10 being a correlation length parameter. 12) 2 Dynamic Variability Response for Stochastic Systems 21 Fig. 2 In order to demonstrate the validity of the proposed methodology, a truncated Gaussian and a lognormal pdf were used to model f (x). For this purpose, an underlying Gaussian stochastic field denoted by g(x) is generated using the spectral representation method [11] and the power spectrum of Eq.

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