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Nonlinear Dynamics of Structures, Systems and Devices

Proceedings of the First International Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (NODYCON 2019), Volume I

  • Walter Lacarbonara
  • Balakumar Balachandran
  • Jun Ma
  • J. A. Tenreiro Machado
  • Gabor Stepan
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Methods for Nonlinear Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nikolaos Potosakis, Elias Paraskevopoulos, Sotirios Natsiavas
      Pages 3-11
    3. Anton O. Belyakov, Alexander P. Seyranian
      Pages 13-23
    4. Alberto Maria Bersani, Alessandro Borri, Alessandro Milanesi, Giovanna Tomassetti, Pierluigi Vellucci
      Pages 43-53
    5. Sandra Carillo, Mauro Lo Schiavo, Cornelia Schiebold
      Pages 75-83
  3. Bifurcations and Nonsmooth Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Sotirios Natsiavas, Elias Paraskevopoulos
      Pages 97-106
    3. Zoltan Horvath, Denes Takacs
      Pages 117-126
    4. Ivana D. Atanasovska, Katica R. (Stevanović) Hedrih, Dejan B. Momcilovic
      Pages 127-136
    5. Miguel Ramírez Barrios, Joaquín Collado, Fadi Dohnal
      Pages 137-145
    6. Manish Yadav, Sudhanshu Shekhar Chaurasia, Sudeshna Sinha
      Pages 147-156
    7. Marcelo Messias, Alisson C. Reinol
      Pages 157-165
  4. Nonlinear Phenomena in Mechanical Systems and Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167

About these proceedings


This first of three volumes from the inaugural NODYCON, held at the University of Rome, in February of 2019, presents papers devoted to Nonlinear Dynamics of Structures, Systems and Devices. The collection features both well-established streams of research as well as novel areas and emerging fields of investigation. Topics in Volume I include multi-scale dynamics: coexistence of multiple time/space scales, large system dynamics; dynamics of structures/industrial machines/equipment/facilities (e.g., cable transportation systems, suspension bridges, cranes, vehicles);  nonlinear interactions: parametric vibrations with single/multi-frequency excitations, multiple external and autoparametric resonances in multi-dof systems;  nonlinear system identification: parametric/nonparametric identification, data-driven identification; experimental dynamics: benchmark experiments, experimental methods, instrumentation techniques, measurements in harsh environments, experimental validation of nonlinear models; wave propagation, solitons, kinks, breathers; solution methods for pdes: Lie groups, Hirota’s method, perturbation methods, etc; nonlinear waves in media (granular materials, porous materials, materials with memory); composite structures: multi-layer, functionally graded, thermal loading; fluid/structure interaction; nonsmooth and retarded dynamics: systems with impacts, free play, stick-slip, friction hysteresis; nonlinear systems with time and/or space delays; stability of delay differential equations, differential-algebraic equations; space/time reduced-order modeling: enhanced discretization methods, center manifold reduction, nonlinear normal modes, normal forms; fractional-order systems; computational techniques: efficient algorithms, use of symbolic manipulators, integration of symbolic manipulation and numerical methods, use of parallel processors; and multibody dynamics: rigid and flexible multibody system dynamics, impact and contact mechanics, tire modeling, railroad vehicle dynamics, computational multibody dynamics.


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Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Structural and Geotechnical EngineeringSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsLanzhou University of TechnologyLanzhouChina
  4. 4.Department of Electrical EngineeringPolytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering (ISEP)PortoPortugal
  5. 5.Department of Applied MechanicsBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary

About the editors

Walter Lacarbonara earned his MS in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech and his PhD in Structural Dynamics from Sapienza University of Rome where he is currently a Professor of Structural Mechanics. He works on projects supported by AFOSR, NSF, MIUR, EU. He served as co-Chair of the 2015 ASME IDETC (Boston), Chair of NODYCON 2019 (Rome, Italy), Chair of the ASME Technical Committee Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics (2017-2019). He is Editor in Chief of Nonlinear Dynamics (Springer Nature). He has published a Springer book entitled “Nonlinear Structural Mechanics. Theory, Modeling, Dynamic Phenomena” (2013), 250 publications, and 3 international patents. His research interests include nonlinear structural dynamics; exact modeling of cables/beams/plates/shells; asymptotics; experimental nonlinear dynamics; nonlinear control of vibrations; carbon nanotube nanocomposites.

Gabor Stepan received his degrees at Budapest University of Technology and Economics and is a professor of Applied Mechanics there. He is member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Europe. He is ERC Advanced Grant holder and the recipient of the Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award of ASME. He was the head of the Department of Applied Mechanics at BME, served as the dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Congress Committee of IUTAM, and serves as a member in Euromech Council. Research interests include nonlinear vibrations and time-delay systems with applications in mechanical engineering: dynamics of elastic wheels, vibrations of robots, force control, human and robotic balancing, rehabilitation robotics, machine tool vibrations, traffic dynamics, hardware-in-the-loop experiments.


Dr. Balachandran received his Ph.D. (Engineering Mechanics) from Virginia Tech.  Currently, he is a Minta Martin Professor of Engineering at the University of Maryland, where he has been since 1993. His research interests include nonlinear phenomena, dynamics and vibrations, and control. The publications that he has authored/co-authored include a Wiley textbook entitled "Applied Nonlinear Dynamics:  Analytical,   Computational,   and   Experimental   Methods"   (1995,   2006),  a Cambridge University Press textbook entitled "Vibrations" (2019), and a co-edited Springer book entitled “Delay Differential Equations: Recent Advances and New Directions” (2009). Currently, he serves as the Editor of the ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics.  He is a Fellow of ASME and AIAA. 

Jun Ma earned his PhD in Physics from Huazhong Normal University, China. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Physics of Lanzhou University of Technology. His research interests cover topics on nonlinear physics, model setting and computational neuroscience.


J. A. Tenreiro Machado was born in 1957. He graduated with ‘Licenciatura’ (1980), PhD. (1989) and ‘Habilitation’ (1995), in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto. Between 1980 and 1998 he worked at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Porto. Since 1998 he has been working at the Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Porto. Presently he is Principal Coordinator Professor at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering. His research interests include: complex systems, nonlinear dynamics, fractional calculus, entropy, control, data series analysis, biomathematics, evolutionary computing, genomics, and robotics and mechatronics.

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