Title

Truncation of infinite hierarchy for hysteretic systems

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

12-1-1992

Abstract

An analytical approach for estimating the response statistics of hysteretic systems subjected to Gaussian or Non-Gaussian white noise excitation is proposed. A generalized Ito moment equation is used for the case of the non-Gaussian excitation. An exponential probability density function is employed for the truncation of the moment equations of hysteretic systems following the Baber-Bouc-Wen model. The density assumed guarantees positive probability function but requires extensive calculations.

Publication Title

Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability, Proceedings of the Specialty Conference

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