Exploiting Nonlinear Behaviour in Structural Dynamics

Invited Lecturers

Michael Brennan (University of Southampton, Great Britain)
7 lectures on: Using non-linearity to good effect in structural dynamics. Active vibration isolation. Vibration isolators with quasi-zero-stiffness. The asymmetric Duffing oscillator. High-static-low-dynamic stiffness in vibration isolation.
Simon Neild (University of Bristol, UK)
7 lectures on: Using non-linearity to good effect in structural dynamics. Active vibration isolation. Vibration isolators with quasi-zero-stiffness. The asymmetric Duffing oscillator. High-static-low-dynamic stiffness in vibration isolation.
Pedro Leal Ribeiro (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)
7 lectures on: Design of vibrating inelastic and geometrically non-linear structural elements. Geometrical nonlinear and inelastic models of structural elements. Elasto-plastic and geometrically non-linear forced oscillations: trajectories and stress fields. Free oscillations with plastic strains: the effect of plastic strains and large displacements on the mode shapes and natural frequencies.
Steven W. Shaw (Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA)
7 lectures on: Accounting for and exploiting nonlinearity in torsional vibration absorbers for rotating machinery, including automotive applications. Use of instabilities and bifurcations for sensing applications with micro- and nano-scale mechanical devices. The interplay of noise and nonlinearity and its importance in bifurcation detection.
Lawrence Virgin (Duke University, Duham, NC, USA)
7 lectures on: Examining geometrical and other forms of nonlinearity in structural dynamics. Highly deformed structures typical of very lightweight systems. Postbuckling behaviour and associated dynamics. Transient dynamics in rigid body structures. Exploiting chaotic behaviour. Aspects of experimental nonlinear dynamics.
David J. Wagg (University of Bristol, Great Britain)
7 lectures on: Using non-linear effects in adaptive structures. Control of flexible structural elements. Modal control and adaptive control of structures. Using shell structures as morphing elements.

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