Distribution of Maximum and Statistical Response System

by J. N. Yang, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Mechanical, and Environmental Engrg., George Washington Univ., Washington, D. C. 20052,
S. C. Liu, (M.ASCE), Program Mgr.; Earthquake Hazards Mitigation, National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C. 20550,


Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 6, Pg. 1089-1102


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The concept of response spectra is extended and applications broadened by investigating the relevant aspects of the maximum structural response based on the random vibration theory. The asymptotic distributions of both stationary and nonstationary maximum structural responses are established and compared with the results of Monte Carlo simulation. Applications of the statistical distributions of maximum response in the development of design response spectra of building-equipment systems and in the dynamic analysis of tall buildings are demonstrated.

Subject Headings: Statistics | Building design | Response spectra | Building systems | Structural response | Stationary processes | Vibration | Monte Carlo method | Europe | Monaco | Monte Carlo

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