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The Thirteenth International Conference
on Civil, Structural and Environmental
Engineering Computing
Chania, Crete, Greece
6-9 September 2011
Special Session CC2011-S16:
Dynamic stability, stationary and quasi-periodic post-critical states
organised by J. Naprstek
Institute of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Prague, Czech Republic
Dynamic stability loss is a phenomenon endangering structures in civil, mechanical, naval and other areas of engineering. The minisymposium will be aimed at phenomena of stability loss, post-critical response processes and related areas of non-linear and linear dynamics of both Hamiltonian and non-Hamiltonian systems. Deterministic as well as random formulations including additive/multiplicative excitation and related with self-exciting processes will be discussed. Papers of theoretical, experimental and applied nature are welcome.

Problems regarding stability definition, types and criteria, bifurcations, limit states, limit cycles, internal resonance within non-linear systems, auto-parametric processes, transition and other non-steady effects, quasi-periodic interaction, etc. will constitute a core of the minisymposium. Authors of new results provided by sophisticated linear approaches with a strong and systematic mathematical background are warmly invited as well. It is expected that both the classical fields as well as the emerging areas of linear and especially non-linear dynamics will be addressed.

Papers of analytic, semi-analytic, numeric, or simulation nature being based on multi-degree of freedom or continuous models are expected. Experimental studies representing either independent research or those being conducted as verification or motivation of a theoretical investigation are supposed. Papers reporting about interesting applications in physics and engineering including case studies, interaction with other areas of mechanics and physics are also expected. Particularly welcome are studies informing about recent and ongoing research and preliminary results.

Please note that papers that are found to fall outside the scope of this session may be considered for other sessions.

To submit abstracts for this special session, please email the organiser directly at (naprstek AT or alternatively submit your abstract directly to the Conference Editor using the abstract submission portal. If you use the portal, please do not forget to mention that your abstract is part of special session CC11-S16.

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