Simulation of homogeneous two-dimensional random fields: Part II-MA and ARMA models

Pol D. Spanos, Marc Mignolet

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Alternatively to the autoregressive (AR) models examined in Part I, the determination of moving average (MA) algorithms for simulating realizations of two-dimensional random fields with a specified (target) power spectrum is presented. First, the mathematical form of these models is addressed by considering infinitevariate vector processes of an appropriate spectral matrix. Next, the MA parameters are determined by relying on the maximization of an energy-like quantity. Then, a technique is formulated to derive an autoregressive moving average (ARMA) simulation algorithm from a prior MA approximation by relying on the minimization of frequency domain errors. Finally, these procedures are critically assessed and an example of application is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S270-S277
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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