The moment Lyapunov exponents of a single degree-of-freedom (SDOF) viscoelastic system under the excitation of a narrow-band noise, which is described as a bounded noise, is studied in this paper. An example of such a system is the transverse vibration of a viscoelastic column under the excitation of stochastic axial compressive load. The equation of motion is an integro-differential equation with parametric excitation. The method of stochastic averaging for integro-differential equations, both first-order and second-order, is applied and the eigenvalue problems governing the moment Lyapunov exponents are established. Numerical results from Monte Carlo simulation are compared with the approximate analytical results, and the variations of the moment Lyapunov exponents with the change of different parameters are discussed.

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