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    • A Study of Non-Smooth Impacting Behaviors 

      George, Christopher Michael (2015)
      The dynamics of impacting components is of particular interest to engineers due to concerns about noise and wear, but is particularly difficult to study due to impact's non-linear nature. To begin transferring concepts studied ...
    • Nonlinear Dynamics of Discrete and Continuous Mechanical Systems with Snap-through Instabilities 

      Wiebe, Richard (2012)
      The primary focus of this dissertation is the characterization of snap-through buckling of discrete and continuous systems. Snap-through buckling occurs as the consequence of two factors, first the destabilization, or more ...
    • Nonsmooth Dynamics in Two Interacting, Impacting Pendula 

      George, Christopher Michael (2012)
      This thesis reviews the experimental investigation of a non-smooth dynamical system consisting of two pendula; a large pendulum attached to a frame with an impact wall, and a small pendulum, which shares its axis of rotation ...