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      First-passage study and stationary response analysis of a BWB hysteresis model using quasi-conservative stochastic averaging method 

      Noori, M.; Dimentberg, M.; Hou, Z.; Christodoulidou, R.; Alexandrou, Andreas N. (1995)
      The quasi-conservative stochastic averaging (QCSA) method is applied to a Bouc-Wen-Baber hysteretic system (BWB) under Gaussian white noise excitations. The stationary probability density of the system's response amplitude ...
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      Identification of hysteretic systems using the differential evolution algorithm 

      Kyprianou, Andreas; Worden, K.; Panet, M. (2001)
      A widely used model in the field of hysteretic or memory-dependent vibrations is that of Bouc and Wen. Different parameter values extend its use to various areas of mechanical vibrations. As a consequence an identification ...
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      Identification of hysteretic systems using the differential evolution algorithm 

      Kyprianou, Andreas; Worden, K. (Affiliation: Dept. of Mechanichal Engineering, University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD, United KingdomCorrespondence Address: Kyprianou, A.Dept. of Mechanichal Engineering, University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD, United Kingdomemail: Mep96Gak@sheffield.ac.uk, 1998)
      In system identification, it is well-known that any non-linear in the parameters system, possesses a complicated error surface with many local minima. In this case the conventional algorithms, such as those based on least ...
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      Modelling and Simulation of Bolted Joints under Harmonic Excitation 

      Oldfield, M.; Ouyang, H.; Mottershead, J. E.; Kyprianou, Andreas (2003)
      Bolted metal joints under harmonic loading exhibit hysteretic behaviour. This is the major source of damping in frame structures with bolted joints, since the material damping of these structures is very small. In this ...
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      Uniaxial and biaxial mechanical behavior of human amnion 

      Barocas, V. Η; Oyen, M. L.; Cook, R. F.; Stylianopoulos, T.; Calvin, S. E.; Landers, D. V. (2005)
      Chorioamnion, the membrane surrounding a fetus during gestation, is a structural soft tissue critical for maintaining a successful pregnancy and delivery. However, the mechanical behavior of this tissue membrane is poorly ...