Past, present and future of nonlinear system identification in structural dynamics

Gaëtan Kerschen, Keith Worden, Alexander F. Vakakis, Jean Claude Golinval

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This survey paper contains a review of the past and recent developments in system identification of nonlinear dynamical structures. The objective is to present some of the popular approaches that have been proposed in the technical literature, to illustrate them using numerical and experimental applications, to highlight their assets and limitations and to identify future directions in this research area. The fundamental differences between linear and nonlinear oscillations are also detailed in a tutorial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-592
Number of pages88
JournalMechanical Systems and Signal Processing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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