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Nonlinear Approaches in Engineering Applications

Energy, Vibrations, and Modern Applications

  • Liming Dai
  • Reza N. Jazar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Energy Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Hegedus, Mehran Mehrandezh, Raman Paranjape
      Pages 77-105
    3. S. Sahmani, M. M. Aghdam
      Pages 107-143
  3. Vibrations and Automotive Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Ali Khazaie, Najiullah Hussaini, Hormoz Marzbani, Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 167-208
    3. Jenelle C. Hartman, Hormoz Marzbani, Firoz Alam, M. Fard, Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 209-276
    4. M. Elbanhawi, M. Simic, Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 277-306
  4. Modern Engineering Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. A. Banerjee, R. Das, E. P. Calius
      Pages 309-332
    3. S. A. Sheikholeslami, M. M. Aghdam
      Pages 333-344
    4. Hamid Khayyam, Gelayol Golkarnarenji, Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 345-379
    5. Sayavur I. Bakhtiyarov, Jimmie C. Oxley, James L. Smith, Philipp M. Baldovi
      Pages 403-424
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 449-456

About this book


This book analyzes the updated principles and applications of nonlinear approaches to solve engineering and physics problems. The knowledge on nonlinearity and the comprehension of nonlinear approaches are inevitable to future engineers and scientists, making this an ideal book for engineers, engineering students, and researchers in engineering, physics, and mathematics. Chapters are of specific interest to readers who seek expertise in optimization, nonlinear analysis, mathematical modeling of complex forms, and non-classical engineering problems. The book covers methodologies and applications from diverse areas such as vehicle dynamics, surgery simulation, path planning, mobile robots, contact and scratch analysis at the micro and nano scale, sub-structuring techniques, ballistic projectiles, and many more.

  • Explores the nonlinear approaches that open avenues to better, safer, cheaper, and more cost-effective consumption of power and raw materials;
  • Exposes readers to a broad range of practical topics and approaches;
  • Contains a strong emphasis on application, physical meaning, and the methodologies of the approaches discussed.


Dynamic systems and control Nonlinear dynamics and acoustics Nonlinear engineering Linear analysis Mathematical modeling Dynamics, vibration and control Inertial nonlinearities Vehicle steering and dynamics Physical networks’ approach Stochastic dynamics Derivative kinematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Liming Dai
    • 1
  • Reza N. Jazar
    • 2
  1. 1.Xiamen University of TechnologyXiamenChina
  2. 2.Xiamen University of TechnologyXiamenChina

About the editors

Liming Dai, PhD, is Professor and Program Chair of Industrial Systems Engineering at the University of Regina, Canada.

Reza N. Jazar, PhD, is Professor and Associate Dean of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at the School of Engineering in RMIT University, Australia.

Bibliographic information

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