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Hereditary effects of exponentially damped oscillators with past histories
Guozhong Xiu,Jian Yuan,Bao Shi,Liying Wang
Keywords:Nonviscously damping model, exponentially damped oscillators, initialization problems, hereditary effects
      Hereditary effects of exponentially damped oscillators with past histories are considered in this paper. Nonviscously damped oscillators involve hereditary damping forces which depend on time-histories of vibrating motions via convolution integrals over exponentially decaying functions. As a result, this kind of oscillators are said to have memory. In this work, initialization for nonviscously damped oscillators is firstly proposed. Unlike the classical viscously damped ones, information of the past history of response velocity is necessary to fully determine the dynamic behaviors of nonviscously damped oscillators. Then, initialization response of exponentially damped oscillators is obtained to characterize the hereditary effects on the dynamic response. At last, stability of initialization response is proved and the hereditary effects are shown to gradually recede with increasing of time.