Ideal and physical barrier problems for non-linear systems driven by normal and Poissonian white noise via path integral method

Mario Di Paola, Christian Bucher, Mario Di Paola

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Abstract

In this paper, the probability density evolution of Markov processes is analyzed for a class of barrier problems specified in terms of certain boundary conditions. The standard case of computing the probability density of the response is associated with natural boundary conditions, and the first passage problem is associated with absorbing boundaries. In contrast, herein we consider the more general case of partially reflecting boundaries and the effect of these boundaries on the probability density of the response. In fact, both standard cases can be considered special cases of the general problem. We provide solutions by means of the path integral method for half- and single-degree-of-freedom systems for both normal and Poissonian white noise. Emphasis is put on the considerations of the yielding barrier which is expressed in terms of non-reflecting (but not absorbing) boundary conditions. Comparison with Monte Carlo simulation demonstrates the excellent accuracy of the proposed method.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
Volume81
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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