Title: The description of random vibration

Authors: J.D. Robson

Addresses: Rankine Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK

Abstract: This paper considers the whole problem of the description of random processes, with the two objects of revealing the requirements of description in their most general form and indicating in their proper context the simplifications of Gaussianity and stationarity which give rise to the most commonly used results in random vibration analysis. Single-variate processes are considered first; the additional complications of two-variate processes are then treated; and finally the general n-variate problem is covered.

Keywords: random vibration; random process theory; probability density; single variate processes; multivariate processes; Gaussianity; stationarity; ergodicity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1981.061069

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1981 Vol.2 No.3, pp.255 - 275

Published online: 25 May 2014 *

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