Transient Behaviors of Linear and Nonlinear Systems under Stationary Non-Gaussian Random Excitation

  • G. Q. CAI
  • Published 1999


Time evolution of the probability density is investigated for initially quiescent dynamical systems exposed suddenly to random excitations. A variety of dynamical systems is considered, including the usual linear oscillator, and nonlinear oscillators of hardening spring, of softening spring, and of the van del Pol type. The random excitations are assumed to… (More)


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