This book, which presents the peer-reviewed post-proceedings of CSNDD 2012 and CSNDD 2014, addresses the important role that
relevant concepts and tools from nonlinear and complex dynamics could play in present and future engineering applications.
It includes 22 chapters contributed by outstanding researchers and covering various aspects of applications, including: structural
health monitoring, diagnosis and damage detection, experimental methodologies, active vibration control and smart structures,
passive control of structures using nonlinear energy sinks, vibro-impact dynamic MEMS/NEMS/AFM, energy-harvesting materials
and structures, and time-delayed feedback control, as well as aspects of deterministic versus stochastic dynamics and control
of nonlinear phenomena in physics.
Researchers and engineers interested in the challenges posed and opportunities
offered by nonlinearities in the development of passive and active control strategies, energy harvesting, novel design criteria,
modeling and characterization will find the book to be an outstanding introduction.