Exploiting Nonlinear Behaviour in Structural Dynamics

Suggested readings

S. W. Shaw and B. Balachandran, A Review of Nonlinear Dynamics of Mechanical Systems in Year 2008, JSME Journal of System Design and Dynamics 2, 611–640, 2008.

Ribeiro P. & van der Heijden G.H.M. Elasto-plastic and geometrically nonlinear vibrations of beams by the p-version finite element method, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2009, 325, 321–337.

Kovacic, I., Brennan, M.J. and Waters, T.P. A study of a non-linear vibration isolator with quasi-zero stiffness characteristic. Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 315, Issue 3, (2008), 700–711.

Adaptive Structures: Engineering Applications by David Wagg, Ian Bond, Paul Weaver, and Michael Friswell. Wiley, 2007.

Vibration of Axially-Loaded Structures by Lawrence Virgin. Cambridge 2007.

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