© 1996

IUTAM Symposium on Advances in Nonlinear Stochastic Mechanics

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Trondheim, Norway, 3–7 July 1995

  • A. Naess
  • S. Krenk
Conference proceedings

Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. L. Arnold, B. Schmalfuss
    Pages 19-28
  3. K. Doliński, P. Colombi
    Pages 143-152
  4. M. M. Doyle, N. Sri Namachchivaya, L. Arnold
    Pages 153-168
  5. M. Grigoriu
    Pages 189-212

About these proceedings


The IUTAM Symposium on Advances in Nonlinear Stochastic Mechanics, held in Trondheim July 3-7, 1995, was the eighth of a series of IUTAM sponsored symposia which focus on the application of stochastic methods in mechanics. The previous meetings took place in Coventry, UK (1972), Sout'hampton, UK (1976), FrankfurtjOder, Germany (1982), Stockholm, Sweden (1984), Innsbruckjlgls, Austria (1987), Turin, Italy (1991) and San Antonio, Texas (1993). The symposium provided an extraordinary opportunity for scholars to meet and discuss recent advances in stochastic mechanics. The participants represented a wide range of expertise, from pure theoreticians to people primarily oriented toward applications. A significant achievement of the symposium was the very extensive discussions taking place over the whole range from highly theoretical questions to practical engineering applications. Several presentations also clearly demonstrated the substantial progress that has been achieved in recent years in terms of developing and implement­ ing stochastic analysis techniques for mechanical engineering systems. This aspect was further underpinned by specially invited extended lectures on computational stochastic mechanics, engineering applications of stochastic mechanics, and nonlinear active control. The symposium also reflected the very active and high-quality research taking place in the field of stochastic stability. Ten presentations were given on this topic ofa total of47 papers. A main conclusion that can be drawn from the proceedings of this symposium is that stochastic mechanics as a subject has reached great depth and width in both methodology and applicability.


Degrees of freedom Fokker-Planck equation Gaussian process Maxima Optimal control algorithms correlation fatigue mechanics random dynamical system resonance simulation stability vibration wind

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Naess
    • 1
  • S. Krenk
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Structural EngineeringNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Division of MechanicsLund Institute of Technology, Lund UniversitySweden

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