Modal Analysis of Nonlinear Mechanical Systems

  • Gaetan Kerschen

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 555)

About this book


The book first introduces the concept of nonlinear normal modes (NNMs) and their two main definitions. The fundamental differences between classical linear normal modes (LNMs) and NNMs are explained and illustrated using simple examples. Different methods for computing NNMs from a mathematical model are presented. Both advanced analytical and numerical methods are described. Particular attention is devoted to the invariant manifold and normal form theories. The book also discusses nonlinear system identification.


Dynamics Modal Analysis Nonlinearity Structures Vibrations

Editors and affiliations

  • Gaetan Kerschen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LiègeLiègeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-1790-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-1791-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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