IUTAM Symposium on Chaotic Dynamics and Control of Systems and Processes in Mechanics

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Rome, Italy, 8–13 June 2003

  • G. Rega
  • F. Vestroni
Conference proceedings

Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 122)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Bifurcation, Chaos and Control

  3. Mechanical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-80
    2. Friedrich Pfeiffer
      Pages 81-95
    3. B. Balachandran, H. Li
      Pages 97-106
    4. D. Giagopulos, C. Salpistis, S. Natsiavas
      Pages 107-116
    5. Bernhard Schweizer, Jörg Wauer
      Pages 127-136
    6. Steven W. Shaw, Kimberly L. Turner, Jeffrey F. Rhoads, Rajashree Baskaran
      Pages 137-146
    7. G. Stépán, R. Szalai, S. J. Hogan
      Pages 147-158
  4. Structural Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-170
    2. J. P. Cusumano, D. Chelidze
      Pages 183-192
    3. Paulo B. Gonçalves, Zenón J. G. N. del Prado
      Pages 213-222
    4. R. A. Ibrahim, D. M. Beloiu, C. L. Pettit
      Pages 223-232
    5. Faouzi Lakrad, Mohamed Belhaq
      Pages 233-240
    6. Raymond H. Plaut, Laurie A. Alloway, Lawrence N. Virgin
      Pages 241-250
  5. Nonsmooth Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-252
    2. P. Casini, F. Vestroni
      Pages 253-262
    3. M di Bernardo, A.R. Champneys, P. Kowalczyk
      Pages 263-273
    4. Tom Griffin, S. John Hogan
      Pages 275-285
    5. R. I. Leine, D. H. van Campen
      Pages 287-296
    6. Ekaterina E. Pavlovskaia, Marian Wiercigroch
      Pages 305-312
    7. František Peterkat
      Pages 313-322
    8. Marian Wiercigroch, Ekaterina E. Pavlovskaia, Evgueni V. Karpenko
      Pages 323-332
  6. Delay and Random Systems

  7. Control of Systems and Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-384
    2. Ali H. Nayfeh, Ziyad N. Masoud, Nader A. Nayfeh
      Pages 385-395
    3. Edwin Kreuzer, Henning Struck
      Pages 407-417
    4. Karl Popp, Martin Rudolph
      Pages 419-427
    5. Werner Schiehlen, Nils Guse
      Pages 429-439
    6. Alois Steindl, Wolfgang Steiner, Hans Troger
      Pages 441-450
    7. Alexander F. Vakakis, D. Michael McFarland, Lawrence Bergman, Leonid Manevitch, Oleg Gendelman
      Pages 451-458
    8. Hiroshi Yabuno, Kazukuni Goto, Nobuharu Aoshima
      Pages 459-466

About these proceedings


The interest of the applied mechanics community in chaotic dynamics of engineering systems has exploded in the last fifteen years, although research activity on nonlinear dynamical problems in mechanics started well before the end of the Eighties. It developed first within the general context of the classical theory of nonlinear oscillations, or nonlinear vibrations, and of the relevant engineering applications. This was an extremely fertile field in terms of formulation of mechanical and mathematical models, of development of powerful analytical techniques, and of understanding of a number of basic nonlinear phenomena. At about the same time, meaningful theoretical results highlighting new solution methods and new or complex phenomena in the dynamics of deterministic systems were obtained within dynamical systems theory by means of sophisticated geometrical and computational techniques. In recent years, careful experimental studies have been made to establish the actual occurrence and observability of the predicted dynamic phenomena, as it is vitally needed in all engineering fields. Complex dynamics have been shown to characterize the behaviour of a great number of nonlinear mechanical systems, ranging from aerospace engineering applications to naval applications, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, robotics and biomechanics, and other areas. The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics grasped the importance of such complex phenomena in the Eighties, when the first IUTAM Symposium devoted to the general topic of nonlinear and chaotic dynamics in applied mechanics and engineering was held in Stuttgart (1989).


Rotor applied mechanics chaos design friction mechanics microelectromechanical system (MEMS) multibody systems nonlinear dynamics resonance vibration

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Rega
    • 1
  • F. Vestroni
    • 1
  1. 1.Università di Roma ‘La Sapienza’RomeItaly

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