Exact nonstationary response of a sliding rigid structure to a modulated white noise base excitation

Marc Mignolet, Guangwuu W. Fan

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Abstract

The seismic design of embankment dams, earth retaining walls and base isolation systems have emphasized the dynamic analysis of a rigid block sliding on a moving base. In an early study of this problem, T.K. Caughet and J.K. Dienes (1961) determined the exact transition probability functions of the velocity of the block when the base acceleration is a stationary white noise process. The goal of the present investigation is to complement the available analysis techniques by providing a generalization of these previous analytical results to the case of an arbitrarily modulated white noise ground acceleration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProbabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability, Proceedings of the Specialty Conference
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages408-411
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872628736
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
EventProceedings of the 6th ASCE Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics, and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Jul 8 1992Jul 10 1992

Publication series

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

Other

OtherProceedings of the 6th ASCE Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics, and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period7/8/927/10/92

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Mignolet, M., & Fan, G. W. (1992). Exact nonstationary response of a sliding rigid structure to a modulated white noise base excitation. In Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability, Proceedings of the Specialty Conference (pp. 408-411). (Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability, Proceedings of the Specialty Conference). Publ by ASCE.