Miles' Equation in Random Vibrations

Theory and Applications in Spacecraft Structures Design

  • Jaap Wijker

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 248)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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    Pages 1-4
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    Pages 5-23
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    Pages 25-44
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  7. Jaap Wijker
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-219

About this book


This book discusses the theory, applicability and numerous examples of Miles’ equation in detail. Random vibration is one of the main design drivers in the context of the design, development and verification of spacecraft structures, instruments, equipment, etc, and Miles’ equation provides a valuable tool for solving random vibration problems. It allows mechanical engineers to make rapid preliminary random response predictions when the (complex) structure is exposed to mechanical and acoustical loads. The book includes appendices to support the theory and applications in the main chapters.


Miles' equation Random vibrations Response analysis G John Wilder Miles SMIA Random fatigue estimations single degree of freedom Spacecraft loads analysis random vibe testing Limit load factor Vibration response prediction

Authors and affiliations

  • Jaap Wijker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied MechanicsUniversity of TwenteVelserbroekThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73113-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73114-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-7764
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