Statistical Models for Nonstationary and Non-Gaussian Road Vehicle Vibrations

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Rouillard, Vincent (2009) Statistical Models for Nonstationary and Non-Gaussian Road Vehicle Vibrations. Engineering Letters, 17 (4). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1816-093X


This paper presents some of the outcomes of a research project concerned with the development of a method for synthesizing, under controlled conditions in the laboratory, the random vibrations generated by road transport vehicles. Firstly, the paper deals with the development of a technique for decomposing non-stationary random vibration signals into constituent Gaussian elements. The hypothesis that random non-stationary vehicle vibrations are essentially composed of a sequence of zero-mean random Gaussian processes of varying standard deviations is tested and the paper reveals that the variations in the magnitude of the vibrations are the cause of the leptokurtic, non-Gaussian nature of the process. It is shown how non-stationary vibration signals can be systematically decomposed into these independent random Gaussian elements by means of a numerical curve-fitting procedure...

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Keywords ResPubID19197, Gaussian vibrations, non-stationary vibrations, random vibrations, vehicle vibrations
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