Accession Number : AD0783226

Title :   Optimum Response Simulation of Multidegree Systems by Pulse Excitation,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Masri,S. F. ; Bekey,G. A. ; Safford,F. B.

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : A computer algorithm is presented for the optimum selection of a series of train of force pulses for application to a continuous system. The optimized pulse train generates oscillations in a system to match within specified error bounds the responses which would be produced by a continous loading of arbitrary nature such as earthquake excitation. This computationally efficient algorithm is applied to several examples including a model of a physical system. It is shown that it is feasible to adequately simulate the motion of a complicated system by using appropriate force pulse trains. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Structures, *Seismic waves, *Structural response, Vibration, Dynamic response, Pulses, Excitation, Pulse generators, Algorithms

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE