Nonlinear dynamics of engineering systems

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Nonlinearities are ever-present in various engineering problems and play a crucial role in the analysis, design, and control of engineering systems as they can drastically change the dominant dynamical response. Whilst nonlinear phenomena have traditionally been overlooked and associated with unexpected or undesired behaviour, recent advances in nonlinear dynamics have unveiled the benefits and great potential of nonlinear dynamical behaviours in a wealth of engineering applications in different areas, such as vibration control, energy transfer, metamaterials, microelectronics, and biomimetic systems, just to name a few.

This Collection will be devoted to the latest advances towards understanding and exploiting the benefits of nonlinearity in current and future engineering applications. We will consider primary research in the fields of engineering, computational science, robotics, energy, materials science, applied physics, networks dynamics and complex systems.

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