Random Vibrations in Spacecraft Structures Design

Theory and Applications

  • Authors
  • Jaap Wijker

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 165)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Jaap Wijker
      Pages 1-6
  3. Random Mechanical Vibration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Jaap Wijker
      Pages 9-200
  4. Acoustic Random Vibration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Jaap Wijker
      Pages 203-247
  5. Statistical Energy Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Jaap Wijker
      Pages 251-320
  6. Fokker-Planck-Kolmogorov Method or Diffusion Equation Method

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 405-516

About this book


This book treats the random mechanical and acoustical vibrations of deterministic and statistical dynamic systems, in the low and high frequency range. The following topics are discussed in great detail:

Vibrations of deterministic linear mechanical dynamic systems exposed to mechanical random loads and or enforced motion (acceleration); Vibrations of deterministic linear mechanical dynamic systems exposed to random acoustic loads (sound pressures; Random vibration of statistically defined mechanical systems and loads using Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA); Non-linear structures excited to random (white noise) mechanical loads analyzed by using the Fokker-Planck-Kolgomorov (FPK) equation.

The theory of random vibration is strongly related to the design of spacecraft structures and is illustrated with simple and more difficult worked examples; each section ends with posed problems; usually answers are provided.




Fokker-Planck-Kolgomorov Equation aerospace aerospace engineering design random mechanical vibrations random vibrations space engineering space instrument design spacecraft statistical energy analysis structures vehicle structures vibration

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