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The Fourteenth International Conference
on Civil, Structural and Environmental
Engineering Computing
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
3-6 September 2013
Linear and Non-linear Dynamics
organised by Dr J. Náprstek
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
and Prof. R.J. Banerjee
City University London, UK
Session Aims and Scope
Linear problems will constitute the core of the first part of the special session. Papers dealing with various aspects of Dynamic Stiffness Matrix approach and related topics are principally invited. However, many other associated research areas will also be addressed. Examples include eigen-value and eigen-mode searching methods and analysis concerning non-symmetric, non-proportional and various types of perturbed problems, large and sparse matrices, lambda matrices, numerical stability assessment amongst others. Investigations of multiple eigen-value problems and Jordan structures as well as problems of numerical integration of large evolution differential systems and similar topics are considered to be relevant themes.

The core of the second part of the special session will consist of non-linear dynamics and problems related to dynamic stability. This part of will be particularly aimed at non-linear vibration of systems with concentrated and distributed mass, stability problems, post-critical response processes and areas of both Hamiltonian and non-Hamiltonian mechanics. Deterministic as well as random formulations including additive/multiplicative excitation and related self-exciting processes will be given due recognition. Problems regarding stability definition, types and criteria, bifurcations, limit states, limit cycle oscillations, internal resonance within non-linear systems, auto-parametric processes, transition and other unsteady effects, quasi-periodic interaction and analogous themes are also welcome.

It is expected that both the classical fields as well as emerging areas of linear and non-linear dynamics will be fully addressed. Papers of analytic, semi-analytic, numeric or simulation types based on multi-degree of freedom and/or continuous models will be given preference. Experimental investigations representing either independent research or those being conducted as verification, validation or motivation of on-going theoretical studies are encouraged. Papers reporting interesting practical applications in physics and engineering including case studies, interaction with other areas of mechanics and physics are also expected. Particularly welcome are interdisciplinary investigations providing current developments in the field and pilot studies with preliminary results.

For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organiser:
  • Dr J. Náprstek
    Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
    Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
    (naprstek AT
  • Prof J.R. Banerjee
    School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
    City University London, UK
    (J.R.Banerjee AT

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

Abstract Submission
To submit abstracts for this special session, please follow the normal abstract submission procedure but please select "CC2013-S16" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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