Volume 113, Issue 2, February 2003
Index of content:
- STRUCTURAL ACOUSTICS AND VIBRATION 
113(2003); http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.1538246View Description Hide Description
In this paper, a frequency domain vibration analysis procedure of a randomly parametered structural system is described for the medium-frequency range. In this frequency range, both traditional modal analysis and statistical energy analysis (SEA) procedures well-suited for low- and high-frequency vibration analysis respectively, lead to computational and conceptual difficulties. The uncertainty in the structural system can be attributed to various reasons such as the coupling of the primary structure with a variety of secondary systems for which conventional modeling is not practical. The methodology presented in the paper consists of coupling probabilistic reduction methods with dynamical reduction methods. In particular, the Karhunen–Loeve and PolynomialChaos decompositions of stochastic processes are coupled with an operator decomposition scheme based on the spectrum of an energy operator adapted to the frequency band of interest.
113(2003); http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.1536625View Description Hide Description
The three-dimensional elasticity problem of the radial vibrations of a composite hollow spherical shell laminated of spherically orthotropic layers is considered. After formulating the equations, the exact determinantal equation from which the frequencies of vibration can be extracted is developed. Some calculated results for combinations of isotropic and orthotropic materials indicate the sensitivity of the frequencies to the geometry and material make up of the shells.