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RESEARCH PAPERS: Vibration and Sound

Boundary Conditions and Sensitivities of Mass-Elastic Systems

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D. Morrison

Yard Limited, Glasgow, Scotland

J. Vib., Acoust., Stress, and Reliab 110(4), 464-467 (Oct 01, 1988) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3269551 History: Received August 15, 1987; Online November 23, 2009

Abstract

It has been noted in numerous practical applications that the sensitivities of mass elastic systems to external disturbance are closely bound up with the nonzero values of the normalized boundary and field actions, both forces and displacements. This leads in many cases to rapid analyses without, for example, the need for a separate calculation of “participation factors” in seismic applications. This short paper sets down some relationships in general terms and indicates examples of practical interest.

Copyright © 1988 by ASME
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