Proceedings Vol. 17 (2011)
ENGINEERING MECHANICS 2011
May 9 – 12, 2011, Svratka, Czech Republic
Copyright © 2011 Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)
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The paper summarizes the method of nonlinear normal modes (NNMs) which has gained importance in nonlinear dynamics. Two main definitions of NNMs are discussed: Rosenberg's definition and Shaw and Pierre definition based on geometric arguments and inspired by the centre manifold technique. Fundamental properties of NNMs like frequency-energy dependence, modal interactions and mode bifurcations and stability are introduced. To compute the NNMs analytical and numerical approaches are used and compared. The NNMs approach to nonlinear dynamics is clearly demonstrated and compared with linear normal modes (LNMs) using a smooth nonlinear mechanical system.
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