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Dynamic Stability of Structures - Wei-Chau Xie

Dynamic Stability of Structures


Published: 2nd December 2010
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This book presents a systematic introduction to the theory of parametric stability of structures under both deterministic and stochastic loadings. A comprehensive range of theories are presented and various application problems are formulated and solved, often using more than one approach. Investigation of an elastic system's dynamic stability frequently leads to the study of dynamic behavior of the solutions of parametrically excited systems. Parametric instability or resonance is more dangerous than ordinary resonance as it is characterized by exponential growth of the response amplitudes even in the presence of damping. The emphasis in this book is on the applications and various analytical and numerical methods for solving engineering problems. The materials presented are as self-contained as possible, with all of the important steps of analysis provided, in order to make the book suitable as a graduate level textbook and especially for self-study.

Review of the hardback: 'Writing a monograph intended for engineers on advanced applications of stochastic modelling is a difficult challenge: the subject is extremely mathematical and one runs the risk of either writing for a very small target audience of experts or one has to include entire chapters of background material. Professor Wei-Chau Xie has managed to strike a difficult balance between these two extremes.' Journal of Sound and Vibration

Dynamic Stability of Structures under Deterministic Loadings
Linear differential equations with periodic coefficients
Approximate methods
Nonlinear systems under periodic excitations
Dynamic Stability of Structures under Stochastic Loadings
Random processes and stochastic differential equations
Almost-sure stability of systems under ergodic excitations
Moment stability of stochastic systems
Lyapunov exponents
Moment Lyapunov exponents
Maple programs
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ISBN: 9780521158824
ISBN-10: 0521158826
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 454
Published: 2nd December 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.72