Non-Linearity in Dynamical Systems

  • G. R. Tomlinson
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 296)


As a starting point it is worthwhile presenting a global view of the significance of non-linearity and the manner in which this is considered in relation to modal testing and analysis. Figures la and lb show why non-linearity is important and how modal testing inter-relates with nonlinearity.


Nonlinear System Frequency Response Function Volterra Series Functional Series Order Kernel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. R. Tomlinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Heriot-Watt UniversityRiccarton, EdinburghUK

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