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dc.contributor.advisor Lutes, Loren D.
dc.creatorChen, Yutang
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T21:22:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T21:22:34Z
dc.date.issued 1979
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/104408
dc.description No page 5 in graphs
dc.description.abstract This study deals with the first-passage time and maximum response statistics of linear systems with one and two degrees of freedom (SDOF and 2-DOF). Emphasis is placed on empirical studies of the first-passage time of 2-DOF systems. The empirical results were obtained from a digital computer simulation, with the Gaussian white noise excitation obtained from a random number generator subroutine. Maximum response distribution is compared with the Gumbel type 1 distribution as well as Poisson crossings, Vanraarcke's and Mark's analytical approximate results. A simple empirical approximation equation is determined for SDOF systems from the study of the probability of first-passage time distribution. This equation is shown to be in good agreement in general, with the empirical data and with numerical results obtained by Roberts. The Gumbel type 1 distribution is compared with the empirical data. It appears to fit quite well for moderate failure levels and diverge for very large failure levels for both SDOF and 2-DOF systems. The results of Poisson crossings, Vanmarcke's and Mark's analytical theories do not give good approximations to the maximum response distribution of 2-DOF systems, particularly for small damping values. A considerable amount of empirical data is obtained for first-passage probability of 2-DOF systems. Emphasis is placed on the limiting decay rate (a) of survival probability, since this has been shown to be a useful parameter to characterize first-passage probability in SDOF systems. In particular, the dependence of a on the barrier level (b) is studied, and similarities with and differences from SDOF results are considered. No general formula is obtained for predicting a from knowledge of b, and system parameters.
dc.format.extent 144 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title First passage probability for two-mode systems
dc.identifier.digital RICE2043
dc.contributor.committeeMember Veletsos, Anestis S.;Holt, Edward C.
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Civil Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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dc.identifier.callno THESIS C.E. 1979 CHEN
dc.identifier.citation Chen, Yutang. "First passage probability for two-mode systems." (1979) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/104408.


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