Stochastic Dynamics and Control, 1st Edition

Stochastic Dynamics and Control, 1st Edition,Jian-Qiao Sun,ISBN9780444522306


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A comprehensive and practical review of probability and stochastic processes for engineers

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Key Features

· Comprehensive review of probability theory, and stochastic processes
· Random vibrations
· Structural reliability and fatigue, Non-Gaussian fatigue
· Monte Carlo methods
· Stochastic calculus and engineering applications
· Stochastic feedback controls and optimal controls
· Stochastic sliding mode controls
· Feedback control of stochastic time-delayed systems
· Probability density tracking control


This book is a result of many years of author’s research and teaching on random vibration and control. It was used as lecture notes for a graduate course. It provides a systematic review of theory of probability, stochastic processes, and stochastic calculus. The feedback control is also reviewed in the book. Random vibration analyses of SDOF, MDOF and continuous structural systems are presented in a pedagogical order. The application of the random vibration theory to reliability and fatigue analysis is also discussed. Recent research results on fatigue analysis of non-Gaussian stress processes are also presented. Classical feedback control, active damping, covariance control, optimal control, sliding control of stochastic systems, feedback control of stochastic time-delayed systems, and probability density tracking control are studied. Many control results are new in the literature and included in this book for the first time. The book serves as a reference to the engineers who design and maintain structures subject to harsh random excitations including earthquakes, sea waves, wind gusts, and aerodynamic forces, and would like to reduce the damages of structural systems due to random excitations.


Mechanical Engineers, Control Engineers, Civil Engineers and Naval Engineers.

Jian-Qiao Sun

Ph.D., M.S., B.S.

Professor J. Q. Sun started working on random vibrations of nonlinear systems when he did his doctoral research at the University of California-Berkeley in 1980s. Since joining the faculty at the University of Delaware in 1994, he has successfully completed several research projects on analysis and control of stochastic systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Delaware, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Newark, U.S.A.

Stochastic Dynamics and Control, 1st Edition

1. Introduction
2. Probability Theory
3. Stochastic Processes
4. Spectral Analysis of Stochastic Processes
5. Stochastic Calculus
6. Fokker-Planck-Kologorov Equation
7. Kolmogorov Backward Equation
8. Random Vibration of SDOF Systems
9. Random Vibration of MDOF Discrete Systems
10. Random Vibration of Continuous Structures
11. Structural Reliability
12. Monte Carlo Simulation
13. Elements of Feedback Controls
14. Feedback Control of Stochastic Systems
15. Concepts of Optimal Controls
16. Stochastic Optimal Control with the GCM Method
17. Sliding Mode Control
18. Control of Stochastic Systems with Time Delay
19. Probability Density Function Control
A. Matrix Computation
B. Laplace Transformation
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