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

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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3268-4
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3267-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3268-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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