Simulation of stationary random processes: Two-stage MA to ARMA approach

Pol D. Spanos, Marc Mignolet

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The determination of moving average (MA) and autoregressive moving average (ARMA) algorithms for simulating realizations of multivariate random processes with a specified, or target, spectral matrix is presented. The MA algorithm is obtained first by relying on the maximization of an energy-like quantity. Next, a technique is formulated to derive an ARMA simulation algorithm from a prior MA approximation by relying on the minimization of frequency domain errors. Finally, these procedures are critically assessed as alternatives to existing autoregressive (AR) to ARMA two-stage simulation algorithms. Examples of applications are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)620-641
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Engineering Mechanics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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