Characterizing Nonlinear Dynamic Systems.- Nonlinear Modeling of Squeeze-Film Phenomena.- Nonlinear Mathematical Modeling of Microbeam MEMS.- Complex Motions in a Fermi Oscillator.-Nonlinear Visco-Elastic Materials.- Nonlinear Dynamic Modeling of Nano and Macroscale Systems.- Equilibrium of a Submerged Body with Slack Mooring.- Nonlinear Deployable Mesh Reflectors.- Nonlinearity in an Electromechanical Braking System.- Nonlinear Dynamics of Incompressible Flow.- Explicit Equation of Motion of Constrained Systems.
Nonlinear Approaches in Engineering Applications focuses on nonlinear phenomena that are common in the engineering field. The nonlinear approaches described in this book provide a sound theoretical base and practical tools to design and analyze engineering systems with high efficiency and accuracy and with less energy and downtime. Presented here are nonlinear approaches in areas such as dynamic systems, optimal control and approaches in nonlinear dynamics and acoustics. Coverage encompasses a wide range of applications and fields including mathematical modeling and nonlinear behavior as applied to microresonators, nanotechnologies, nonlinear behavior in soil erosion,nonlinear population dynamics, and optimization in reducing vibration and noise as well as vibration in triple-walled carbon nanotubes.
Provides a complete introduction to nonlinear behavior of systems and the advantages of nonlinearity as a tool for solving engineering problemsIncludes applications and examples drawn from the electronics, power, environmental and nanotechnology fieldsDiscusses nonlinear approaches in areas such as dynamic systems and control, optimal control and approaches in nonlinear dynamics and acoustics