Stochastic response of beams equipped with tuned mass dampers subjected to Poissonian loads

Antonina Pirrotta, Alberto Di Matteo, Iain Peter Dunn, Andrea Francesco Russillo, Antonina Pirrotta, Giuseppe Failla, Giuseppe Failla

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This contribution deals with the vibrational response of Euler-Bernoulli beams equipped with tuned mass dampers, subjected to random moving loads. The theory of generalised functions is used to capture the discontinuities of the response variables at the positions of the tuned mass dampers, which involves deriving exact complex eigenvalues and eigenfunctions from a characteristic equation built as the determinant of a 4 x 4 matrix, regardless of the number of tuned mass dampers. Building pertinent orthogonality conditions for the deflection eigenfunctions, the stochastic responses, under Poissonian white noise, are evaluated. In a numerical application, a beam with multiple tuned mass dampers, acted upon by random moving loads, is considered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2019
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Statistics and Probability


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