Probabilistic analysis of random nonlinear oscillators subject to small perturbations via probability density functions: theory and computing
Instituto Universitario de Matemática Multidisciplinar, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Accepted: 15 June 2021
Published online: 6 July 2021
We study a class of single-degree-of-freedom oscillators whose restoring function is affected by small nonlinearities and excited by stationary Gaussian stochastic processes. We obtain, via the stochastic perturbation technique, approximations of the main statistics of the steady state, which is a random variable, including the first moments, and the correlation and power spectral functions. Additionally, we combine this key information with the principle of maximum entropy to construct approximations of the probability density function of the steady state. We include two numerical examples where the advantages and limitations of the stochastic perturbation method are discussed with regard to certain general properties that must be preserved.
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