Bifurcation and Chaos in Mechanical Applications: A Dynamical Systems Approach to Their Control

  • Stefano Lenci
  • Giuseppe Rega
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 122)


This work reviews in an unified context some previous independently developed works by the authors related to a method for controlling nonlinear dynamics and chaos in mechanical oscillators based on optimal elimination of homo/heteroclinic bifurcations.

Key words

Homo/heteroclinic bifurcations chaos optimal control mechanical oscillators 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Lenci
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Rega
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di Scienza e Tecnica delle CostruzioniUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e GeotecnicaUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza”RomaItaly

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