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International Centre for Mechanical Sciences

Works: 439 works in 1,048 publications in 2 languages and 26,652 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Other, Organizer of meeting, Publisher, Director
Classifications: TA349, 620.1005
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Most widely held works about International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
Most widely held works by International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
Mechanics research communications( )

in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An international journal for rapid communication of contributions in mechanics of fluids, solids, particles and systems."
Waves in nonlinear pre-stressed materials by Michel Destrade( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this book provide a unique state-of-the-art multidisciplinary overview on the subject of waves in pre-stressed materials through the interaction of several topics, ranging from the mathematical modelling of incremental material response (elastic and inelastic), to the analysis of the governing differential equations and boundary-value problems, and to computational methods for the solution to these problems, with particular reference to industrial, geophysical, and biomechanical applications. A complete view on the title subject is proposed, including: The basic and fundamental t
Thin films of soft matter by Serafim Kalliadasis( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed overview and comprehensive analysis of the main theoretical and experimental advances on free surface thin film and jet flows of soft matter is given. At the theoretical front the book outlines the basic equations and boundary conditions and the derivation of low-dimensional models for the evolution of the free surface. Such models include long-wave expansions and equations of the boundary layer type and are analyzed via linear stability analysis, weakly nonlinear theories and strongly nonlinear analysis including construction of stationary periodic and solitary wave and similarity
Probabilistic methods in geotechnical engineering by D. V Griffiths( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soils and rocks are among the most variable of all engineering materials, and as such are highly amenable to a probabilistic treatment. The application of statistical and probabilistic concepts to geotechnical analysis is a rapidly growing area of interest for both academics and practitioners. The book is therefore aimed at students, researchers, and practitioners of geotechnical engineering who wish to keep abreast of developments in this evolving field of study. The course content and will assume no more that an introductory understanding of probability and statistics on the part of the cour
Advanced earthquake engineering analysis by Alain Pecker( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last decade, the state of the art in Earthquake Engineering Design and Analysis has made significant steps towards a more rationale analysis of structures. Scientists have long recognized that earthquake design is guided by displacements and deformations rather than forces. However due to the historical background of structural engineers in static analyses, effects of earthquake on structures have been viewed as forces acting on the structures. All presently available design building codes are developed along these lines. Our knowledge of ground motion characteristics, earthquake geotechnical engineering, structural behaviour (design and numerical analyses) and model tests have advanced to a point where it is possible to anticipate a significant move from force based design approaches to displacements based design approaches. Although displacement based analyses constitute the kernel of most research programs, they have not yet been incorporated in the state of practice. The purpose of the book is to review the fundamentals of displacement based methods, starting from engineering seismology, earthquake geotechnical engineering, to focus on design, analysis and testing of structures with emphasis on buildings and bridges
Dynamical systems, wave-based computation and neuro-inspired robots by Paolo Arena( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a special Issue on "Dynamical Systems, Wave based computation and neuro inspired robots' based on a Course carried out at the CISM in Udine (Italy), the last week of September, 2003. From the topics treated within that Course, several new ideas were f- mulated, which led to a new kind of approach to locomotion and p- ception, grounded both on biologically inspired issues and on nonlinear dynamics. The Course was characterised by a high degree of multi disciplinarity. In fact, in order to conceive, design and build neuro inspired machines, it is necessary to deeply scan into different d- ciplines, including neuroscience. Artificial Intelligence, Biorobotics, Dynamical Systems theory and Electronics. New types of moving machines should be more closely related to the biological rules, not discarding the real implementation issues. The recipe has to include neurobiological paradigms as well as behavioral aspects from the one hand, new circuit paradigms, able of real time control of multi joint robots on the other hand. These new circuit paradigms are based on the theory of complex nonlinear dynamical systems, where aggregates of simple non linear units into ensembles of lattices, have the pr- erty that the solution set is much richer than that one shown by the single units. As a consequence, new solutions 'emerge'\ which are often characterized by order and harmony
Dynamic methods for damage detection in structures by Antonino Morassi( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non destructive testing aimed at monitoring, structural identification and di- nostics is of strategic importance in many branches of civil and mechanical - gineering. This type of tests is widely practiced and directly affects topical issues regarding the design of new buildings and the repair and monitoring of existing ones. The load bearing capacity of a structure can now be evaluated using well established mechanical modelling methods aided by computing facilities of great capability. However, to ensure reliable results, models must be calibrated with - curate information on the characteristics of materials and structural components. To this end, non destructive techniques are a useful tool from several points of view. Particularly, by measuring structural response, they provide guidance on the validation of structural descriptions or of the mathematical models of material behaviour. Diagnostic engineering is a crucial area for the application of non destructive testing methods. Repeated tests over time can indicate the emergence of p- sible damage occurring during the structure's lifetime and provide quantitative estimates of the level of residual safety
Classical and advanced theories of thin structures : mechanical and mathematical aspects by G Maier( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book presents an updated state-of-the-art overview of the general aspects and practical applications of the theories of thin structures, through the interaction of several topics, ranging from non-linear thin-films, shells, junctions, beams of different materials and in different contexts (elasticity, plasticity, etc.). Advanced problems like the optimal design and the modeling of thin films made of brittle or phase-transforming materials will be presented as well
Modern testing techniques for structural systems : dynamics and control by G Maier( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes articles that describe developments in the area of structural testing, particularly those based upon the principle of fusing numerical and experimental methods such as real-time dynamic substructuring and hardware-in-the loop testing
Vortices and turbulence at very low temperatures by C. F Barenghi( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computational and experimental mechanics of advanced materials by Vadim V Silberschmidt( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced materials play a crucial role in modern engineering applications where they are often exposed to complex loading and environmental conditions. In many cases, new approaches are needed to characterise these materials and to model their behaviour. Such approaches should be calibrated and validated by specific experimental techniques, quantifying both microstructural features and respective mechanisms at various length scales. The book provides an overview of modern modelling tools and experimental methods that can be employed to analyse and estimate properties and performance of advanced materials. A special feature of the book is the analysis of case studies used to demonstrate the strategies of solving the real-life problems, in which the microstructure of materials directly affects their response to loading and/or environmental conditions. The reader will benefit from a detailed analysis of various methods as well as their implementation for dealing with various advanced materials
Advanced nonlinear strategies for vibration mitigation and system identification by Alexander F Vakakis( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this volume address advanced nonlinear topics in the general areas of vibration mitigation and system identification, such as, methods of analysis of strongly nonlinear dyanmical systems; techniques and methodologies for interpreting complex, multi-frequency transitions in damped nonlinear responses; new approaches for passive vibration mitigation based on nonlinear targeted energy transfer (TET) and the associated concept of nonlinear energy sink (NES); and an overview and assessment of current nonlinear system identification techniques
New trends in thin structures : formulation, optimization and coupled problems by Paulo Mattos Pimenta( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main focus of the book is to convey modern techniques applied within the range of computational mechanics of beams, plates and shells. The topics of interest are wide ranging and include computational aspects of nonlinear theories of shells and beams including dynamics, advanced discretization methods for thin shells and membranes, shear-deformable shell finite elements for SMA composite devices, optimization and design of shells and membranes, fluid-structure interaction with thin-walled structures, contact mechanics with application to thin structures and edge effects in laminated shells
Advanced design of mechanical systems : from analysis to optimization by Jorge A. C Ambrósio( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multibody systems are used extensively in the investigation of mechanical systems including structural and non-structural applications. It can be argued that among all the areas in solid mechanics the methodologies and applications associated to multibody dynamics are those that provide an ideal framework to aggregate d- ferent disciplines. This idea is clearly reflected, e. g., in the multidisciplinary applications in biomechanics that use multibody dynamics to describe the motion of the biological entities, in finite elements where multibody dynamics provides - werful tools to describe large motion and kinematic restrictions between system components, in system control where the methodologies used in multibody dynamics are the prime form of describing the systems under analysis, or even in many - plications that involve fluid-structure interaction or aero elasticity. The development of industrial products or the development of analysis tools, using multibody dynamics methodologies, requires that the final result of the devel- ments are the best possible within some limitations, i. e., they must be optimal. Furthermore, the performance of the developed systems must either be relatively insensitive to some of their design parameters or be sensitive in a controlled manner to other variables. Therefore, the sensitivity analysis of such systems is fundamental to support the decision making process. This book presents a broad range of tools for designing mechanical systems ranging from the kinematic and dynamic analysis of rigid and flexible multibody systems to their advanced optimization
Dynamical inverse problems : theory and application by G. M. L Gladwell( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this volume present an overview of the gerneral aspects and practical applications of dynamic inverse methods, through the interaction of several topics, ranging from classical and advanced inverse problems in vibration, isospectral systems, dynamic methods for structural identification, active vibration control and damage detection, imaging shear stiffness in biological tissues, wave propagation, to computational and experimental aspects relevant for engineering problems
Analysis and control of mixing with an application to micro and macro flow processes by Luca Cortelezzi( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analysis and control of mixing is of great interest because of the potential for optimizing the performance of many flow processes. This monograph presents a unique overview of the physics, mathematics and state-of-the-art theoretical/numerical modeling and experimental investigations of mixing. It approaches the subject of mixing from many angles: presents theoretical and experimental results, discusses laminar and turbulent flows, considers macro and micro scales, elaborates on purely advective and advective-diffusive flows, and considers conceptual and industrial-relevant mixing devices. This monograph provides an essential reading for graduate students and postdoctoral researches interested in the investigation of mixing, and constitutes an indispensable reference for mechanical, chemical and aeronautical engineers, and applied mathematicians in universities and industries
Mechanics and electrodynamics of magneto-and electro-elastic materials by R. W Ogden( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a state-of-the-art overview of the continuum theory of both electro- and magneto-sensitive elastomers and polymers, which includes mathematical and computational apsects of the modelling of these materials from the point of view of material properties and, in particular, the "smart-material" control of their mechanical properties
New trends in vibration based structural health monitoring by Arnaud Deraemaeker( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of articles covering the six lecture courses given at the CISM School on this topic in 2008. It features contributions by established international experts and offers a coherent and comprehensive overview of the state-of-the art research in the field, thus addressing both postgraduate students and researchers in aerospace, mechanical and civil engineering
Pattern Formation at Interfaces by P Colinet( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book deals with modern methods of nonlinear stability theory applied to problems of continuous media mechanics in the presence of interfaces, with applications to materials science, chemical engineering, heat transfer technologies, as well as in combustion and other reaction-diffusion systems. Interfaces play a dominant role at small scales, and their correct modeling is therefore also crucial in the rapidly expanding fields of microfluidics and nanotechnologies. To this aim, the book combines contributions of eminent specialists in the field, with a special emphasis on rigorous and predictive approaches. Other goals of this volume are to allow the reader to identify key problems of high scientific value, and to see the similarity between a variety of seemingly different physical problems
Preferences and similarities by Giacomo Riccia( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suitable for computer scientists, statisticians, operations researchers, experts in AI, cognitive psychologists and economists
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Centre international des sciences de la mécanique

Centre international des sciences mécaniques.

Centro internazionale di scienze meccaniche

Centro Internazionale di Scienze Meccaniche di Udine.


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Thin films of soft matterProbabilistic methods in geotechnical engineeringAdvanced earthquake engineering analysisDynamical systems, wave-based computation and neuro-inspired robotsDynamic methods for damage detection in structuresClassical and advanced theories of thin structures : mechanical and mathematical aspectsModern testing techniques for structural systems : dynamics and controlVortices and turbulence at very low temperatures