By A. H-S. Ang, J. A. Pires (auth.), Prof. I. Elishakoff, Prof. Y. K. Lin (eds.)
This quantity includes eighteen chosen papers provided on the moment foreign convention on Stochastic Structural Dynamics, that are relating to new sensible functions within the box. This and a spouse quantity, regarding new theoretical advancements, represent the complaints of the convention, and mirror the cutting-edge of the swiftly constructing topic. The convention used to be held in Boca Raton, Florida in the course of could 11th of September, 1990 hosted via the heart for utilized Stochastic examine of Florida Atlantic college. a complete of 20 technical classes have been equipped, and attended by way of 80 contributors from 12 international locations. specified emphases of the convention have been put on parts: functions to earthquake engineering and stochastic balance of nonlinear platforms. periods have been devoted to the reminiscence of past due Professor Frank Kozin, one of many founders and so much lively members to the stochastic balance thought. we're indebted to the nationwide heart for Earthquake Engineering learn (NCEER) for monetary aid. such a lot credits belongs to every of the authors whose contributions have been the very foundation for the undoubted luck of the convention. we're thankful to the reviewers who rigorously refereed the contributions for those volumes. Our targeted thank you are because of Mrs. Christine Mikulski, who conducted the entire valuable secretarial projects linked to the convention with dedication.