Experiments in Chaotic Dynamics

Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 298)


The discovery of deterministic chaotic vibrations in nonlinear dynamical systems has led to new mathematical ideas and analytical techniques in nonlinear dynamics. Along with these new ideas has come a host of new experimental tools to analyze vibrations in physical systems including Poincaré maps, bifurcation diagrams, chaos criteria diagrams, Lyapunov exponents and fractal dimensions. Some of these new experimental methods are reviewed in these notes, particularly as they apply to nonlinear mechanical systems.


Fractal Dimension Lyapunov Exponent Chaotic Dynamics Phase Plane Periodic Motion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Moon
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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