On the analytic representation of the correlation function of linear random vibration systems

Jörg Gruner, Jürgen vom Scheidt and Ralf Wunderlich

Preprint 97-18, TU Chemnitz, Faculty of Mathematics

Abstract :

This paper is devoted to the computation of statistical characteristics of the response of discrete vibration systems with a random external excitation. The excitation can act at multiple points and is modeled by a time-shifted random process and its derivatives up to the second order. Statistical characteristics of the response are given by expansions as to the correlation length of a weakly correlated random process which is used in the excitation model. As the main result analytic expressions of some integrals involved in the expansion terms are derived.