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Miles' Equation in Random Vibrations

Theory and Applications in Spacecraft Structures Design


Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 248)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Jaap Wijker
    Pages 1-4
  3. Jaap Wijker
    Pages 5-23
  4. Jaap Wijker
    Pages 25-44
  5. Jaap Wijker
    Pages 45-56
  6. Jaap Wijker
    Pages 57-67
  7. Jaap Wijker
    Pages 145-167
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-219

About this book


This book discusses the theory, applicability and numerous examples of Miles’ equation in detail. Random vibration is one of the main design drivers in the context of the design, development and verification of spacecraft structures, instruments, equipment, etc, and Miles’ equation provides a valuable tool for solving random vibration problems. It allows mechanical engineers to make rapid preliminary random response predictions when the (complex) structure is exposed to mechanical and acoustical loads. The book includes appendices to support the theory and applications in the main chapters.


Miles' equation Random vibrations Response analysis G John Wilder Miles SMIA Random fatigue estimations single degree of freedom Spacecraft loads analysis random vibe testing Limit load factor Vibration response prediction

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied MechanicsUniversity of TwenteVelserbroekThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Miles' Equation in Random Vibrations
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Applications in Spacecraft Structures Design
  • Authors Jaap Wijker
  • Series Title Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
  • Series Abbreviated Title Solid Mechanics, Applicat.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-73113-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-89233-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-73114-8
  • Series ISSN 0925-0042
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-7764
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 219
  • Number of Illustrations 64 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
    Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control
    Classical Mechanics
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