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Dynamical Inverse Problems: Theory and Application

  • Graham M. L. Gladwell
  • Antonino Morassi


  • Presentation of the general ideas of the classical inversion methods help the reader to learn quickly

  • Attention is paid both to the mathematical and engineering aspects of inverse dynamical problems

  • A special chapter introduces the reader to the Boundary Control Method in dynamics


Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 529)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Graham M. L. Gladwell
    Pages 1-28
  3. Fabrizio Vestroni, Annamaria Pau
    Pages 151-178
  4. Assad A. Oberai, Paul E. Barbone
    Pages 203-222

About this book


The papers in this volume present an overview of the gerneral aspects and practical applications of dynamic inverse methods, through the interaction of several topics, ranging from classical and advanced inverse problems in vibration, isospectral systems, dynamic methods for structural identification, active vibration control and damage detection, imaging shear stiffness in biological tissues, wave propagation, to computational and experimental aspects relevant for engineering problems.


dynamical inverse problems inversion methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Graham M. L. Gladwell
    • 1
  • Antonino Morassi
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WaterlooCanada
  2. 2.University of UdineItaly

Bibliographic information

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From the book reviews:

“I found this text … quite enjoyable and filled with valuable information. I would recommend that researchers working in fields that rely on inverse spectral analysis read this book. … it was a joy to read, and it presented enough information to gain an appreciation of the topics covered. Experienced researchers will appreciate this text, and those who wish to learn the techniques of this field will get an introduction to relevant topics with the help of cited references.” (David R. Bergman, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 19 (3), 2014)

“This volume is edited from the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM) course under the same title, held in Udine, Italy, on May 25–29, 2009. … It is intended for advanced graduate students and researchers in civil and mechanic engineering and applied mathematics.” (IEEE Control Systems Magazine, February, 2012)