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CF: Nonlinear Dynamics, Stability, Identification and Control of Systems and Structures

CF: Nonlinear Dynamics, Stability, Identification and Control of Systems and Structures 

An International Conference coordinated by A. Sestieri and F. Vestroni
September 21-25, 2009
location: University of Rome, La Sapienza
address: Via Eudossiana 18, Rome,  Italy

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The SICON ConFerence will be an international forum for presenting contributions in the field of Nonlinear Dynamics, including couplings with related fields like Identification, Control and Stability. The interaction between Nonlinear Dynamics and other related disciplines is becoming of increasing importance and impact. In the area of Mechanics, an example is the interaction between Nonlinear Dynamics and Smart Materials; in the area of Control the interaction between Nonlinear Dynamics and Nonlinear Control is becoming very fruitful. In Structural Identification different sources of nonlinearities may prevent these techniques from being applied to complex structures if they are not considered appropriately.
The Conference aims at gathering a wide variety of specialists in the above fields with the purpose of presenting the latest developments in the respective fields, to exchange experiences and to stimulate further interactions.  
The SICON ConFerence will include 30 long lectures (45 min each), given by distinguished invited speakers in sequential sessions on Stability, Nonlinear Dynamics, Identification and Control, and about 30 short open presentations (20 minutes each, including discussion) programmed in sessions on the same fields cited above.  
The previous SICON courses addressed the subjects of Nonlinear Dynamics, Identification, Stability and Control from different points of view, covering numerical, theoretical and experimental subjects. In particular, the theory of nonlinear dynamics received particular attention in TC1, TC2, TC4 and TC5, while TC3 was mainly devoted to experimental analysis and correlation between numerical and experimental data, with main emphasis on the items cited above.
SICON CF is the last event of the SICON project financed by the European Commission: as such it will include a set of invited plenary lectures given by distinguished experts in the field of linear and nonlinear dynamics, stability, identification and control, with the aim to provide to young researchers well established ideas on the subjects that are more preminent nowadays and, in the meantime, a large forum for discussion, exchange of opinions and reciprocal knowledge of senior and young scientists involved in dynamics. Moreover, the CF will be open to researchers who desire to present novel recent results at the conference in four dedicated sessions.Some invited keynote lectures are listed in the following:
  • Nonlinear phenomena based design of mechanical and structural systems
  •  Basics of nonlinear dynamics
  • Structures and energies for impacts with friction periodic steady response of complex mechanical systems using multi-level substructuring
  • Irreversible energy transfer in dynamic systems
  • Blow up, periodicity and parametric resonance in structural dynamics
  • GBT based buckling and post buckling behaviour of thin walled members and frames
  • Parameter estimation and structural model updating using modal methods in the presence of nonlinearity
  • Identification of nonlinear structural dynamic characteristic from modal testing
  • Bayesian system identification
  • Modelling and monitoring of complex nonlinear uncertain systems
  • Robust identification of stochastic models
  • Model based techniques for damage detection
  • Method of decomposition for control of nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Simultaneous energy harvesting and flutter suppression using active fiber composites
  • Control of near-grazing dynamic in vibro-impacting systems with and without friction


Invited Lecturers
Nonlinear Dynamics
Anil Bajaj, Purdue University, USA
Bala Balachandran, University of Maryland, USA
Harry Dankowicz, University of Illinois, USA
Walter Lacarbonara, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Sami Masri, University of Southern California, USA
Sotirios Natsiavas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece  
Ali Nayfeh, Virginia Tech, USA
Friedrich Pfeiffer, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany  
Giuseppe Rega, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Adnan Akay, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Dinar Camotim, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal  
Angelo Luongo, Università dell'Aquila, Italy
Alexander Seyranian, Moscow State Lomonosov University, Russia  
Yuki Sugiyama, Nagoya University, Japan
Hans Troger, Technishe Universitaet Wien, Austria
James Beck, California Institute of Technology, USA  
Guido De Roeck, Katholieke Universitaet Leuven, Belgium
Mario Di Paola, Università di Palermo, Italy  
David Ewins, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Roger Ghanem, University of Southern California, USA  
Jean-Claude Golinval, Université de Liège, Belgium
Michael Link, Universitaet Kassel, Germany  
Aldo Sestieri, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Fabrizio Vestroni, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Lawrence Bergman, University of Illinois, USA  
Frédéric Bourquin, Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées, France
Felix Chernousko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia  
Dan Inman, Virginia Tech, USA
Vincenzo Gattulli, Università dell'Aquila, Italy  
Claude Lamarque, Ecole Nationale desTravaux Publics de l'Etat, France
Hiroshi Yabuno, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Hosting Institution
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica, University of Rome La Sapienza

For further information please contact:

Vincenzo Gattulli - SICON General Secretary -
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