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Random excitation of a system with bilinear hysteresis

Caughey, T. K. (1960) Random excitation of a system with bilinear hysteresis. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 27 (4). pp. 649-652. ISSN 0021-8936.

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An analysis is made of the response of a system with bilinear hysteresis to random excitation. It is shown that for moderately large inputs, the additional damping created by the bilinear hysteresis decreases the mean squared deflection compared with that for a linear system with the same viscous damping. However, for large inputs, the decrease in the stiffness of the system due to the bilinear hysteresis causes the mean squared deflection to increase over that for the equivalent linear system.

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Additional Information:Published in v.27, no. 4 (Dec. 1960) of the Journal of Applied Mechanics - Transactions of the ASME, Series E. Contributed by the Applied Mechanics Division for presentation at the Winter-Annual Meeting, New York, N. Y., November 27-December 2, 1960, of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. Manuscript received by ASME Applied Mechanics Division, February 15,1960. Paper No. 60-WA-27.
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