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Fourier Analysis and Response in the Frequency Domain

  • Mario Paz
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Abstract

This chapter presents the application of Fourier series to determine: (1) the response of a system to periodic forces, and (2) the response of a system to nonperiodic forces in the frequency domain as an alternate approach to the usual analysis in the time domain. In either case, the calculations require the evaluation of integrals which, except for some relatively simple loading functions, employ numerical methods for their computation. Thus, in general, to make practical use of the Fourier method, it is necessary to replace the integrations with finite sums.

Keywords

Frequency Domain Fourier Series Excitation Function Harmonic Component Displacement Response 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Paz
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  1. 1.University of LouisvilleUSA

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