Acta Mechanica Sinica

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 367–373 | Cite as

Direct specturm analysis of the state space for random vibration of MDOF linear damped system

  • Zheng Zhaochang


This paper proceeds from the general case of the unsymmetric linearized multi-degrees of freedom (MDOF) systems. By adopting the general complex modal theory of the state space, the response analysis for a system subjected to random excitation of the same source is carried out using as a kind of direct spectrum analysis method in frequency domain. With the input of power spectral density function given, the explicit expression of the power spectral density function matrix of the output response can be obtained. By taking Fourier inverse transform, the integrated expressions of the correlation function matrix and of the spectrum moment matrix are obtained. Comparing with the time domain method, this method enjoys the merit of visualization and avoids the procedure of transformation from the obtained response correlation function to be solved for the output spectrum utilizing Fourier transform. This paper has extended the application range of the traditional frequency domain analysis method. The mean square values and variety of statistical values can be obtained conveniently. This method and the time domain method are different in approach but equally satisfactory in their results.

Key Words

spectrum analysis space state complex modal random vibration 


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© Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zheng Zhaochang
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  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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