This volume represents a collection of papers from engineering and mechanics which apply the new geometrical phase space techniques of nonlinear dynamics to practical problems of industrial relevance. The models exhibit rich bifurcational and chaotic behaviour. The papers are highly illustrated, with a minimum of mathematical detail, suitable for a general wide readership. Engineering contributions cover the vehicle dynamics of railway bogies and rolling ships; the design of belt conveyors and turbine blades; and the use of chaotic fluid flow to enhance transportation properties. The last three papers address archetypal mechanical oscillators that arise throughout engineering science: two focus on systems with impacts, generated for example by play or backlash, while the final paper presents a practical criterion for chaotic crises in the resonance of typical softening systems.
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Book Description The Royal Society, 1992. Book Condition: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP83625415
Book Description The Royal Society, 1992. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. Bookseller Inventory # 4694727