This CISM course is devoted to the analysis of realistic engineering nonlinear vibratory systems with the tools provided by the dynamical systems theory. The cornerstone of the courses will be the use of model order reduction methods defined in the framework of the invariant manifold theory for nonlinear systems, which allows definitions of efficient methods generating the most parsimonious nonlinear models having minimal dimension, and reproducing the dynamics of the full system under generic assumptions. Emphasis will be put on the development of direct computational methods for finite element (FE) structures, allowing one to go from the physical coordinates to an invariant-based span of the system. Reduction methods have witnessed major improvements in the recent years. In particular, direct calculations of reduced dynamics for large FE structures using invariant manifold theory, allow one to reduce a problem from millions of dofs to the few essential ones. Besides, the reduced models are known to be minimal, representative, and convergent thanks to arbitrary order expansion. Open source codes are available for geometric nonlinearity and the course will introduce them.
Once the reduced order model obtained, numerical and analytical methods will be detailed in order to get a complete picture of the dynamical solutions of the system in terms of stability and bifurcation. The numerical continuation methods will be specifically addressed to obtain fast and accurate solutions of reduced dynamics. Applications from the MEMS industry (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) and from the aerospace industry (vibrations of blades, bolted structures, vibration mitigation), will be covered and analyzed, in the light of proposing fast computations for more efficient designs and control of nonlinear vibrations of engineering structures. Geometric nonlinearity, friction nonlinearity in contact and jointed structures, detection and use of internal resonance, piezoelectric coupling and passive control, parametric driving will be surveyed as key applications. The course will also address the links with experiments, and the connection between invariant manifold theory and methods obtained with data-driven techniques will be illustrated, opening the door to efficient use of digital twins in nonlinear analysis of engineering structures.
The course is structured along three main didactic themes: (i) Reduction methods – Basic notions about reduced order models for nonlinear systems, emphasis on nonlinear normal modes and the parametrisation method for invariant manifold, direct computational methods for FE structures; (ii) Numerical tools for analysis and design – continuation methods, stability and bifurcation, control; and, (iii) Applications – practical and industrial problems where reduction methods combined with analysis are used at the design stage or for controlling nonlinear systems, applications in MEMS and aerospace industry. The course is addressed to doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers in nonlinear vibrations, mechanics, applied physics and applied mathematics, academic and industrial researchers and practicing engineers.
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