Stochastic Dynamics of Structures presents techniques for researchers and graduate students in a wide variety of engineering fields: civil engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace and aeronautics, marine and offshore engineering, ship engineering, and applied mechanics. Practicing engineers will benefit from the concise review of random vibration theory and the new methods introduced in the later chapters.
"The book is a valuable contribution to the continuing development of the field of stochastic structural dynamics, including the recent discoveries and developments by the authors of the probability density evolution method (PDEM) and its applications to the assessment of the dynamic reliability and control of complex structures through the equivalent extreme-value distribution."
—A. H-S. Ang, NAE, Hon. Mem. ASCE, Research Professor, University of California, Irvine, USA
"The authors have made a concerted effort to present a responsible and even holistic account of modern stochastic dynamics. Beyond the traditional concepts, they also discuss theoretical tools of recent currency such as the Karhunen-Loève expansion, evolutionary power spectra, etc. The theoretical developments are properly supplemented by examples from earthquake, wind, and ocean engineering. The book is integrated by also comprising several useful appendices, and an exhaustive list of references; it will be an indispensable tool for students, researchers, and practitioners endeavoring in its thematic field."
—Pol Spanos, NAE, Ryon Chair in Engineering, Rice University, Houston, USA
Source code for readers and lecture supplements for instructors available at [www.wiley.com/go/stochdyn]
Jianbing Chen is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Tongji University and serves at the State Key Laboratory in Disaster Reduction in Civil Engineering. He specializes in earthquake engineering and stochastic mechanics. Awards include the MOE's National Science Award, National Excellent Doctoral Thesis,