10th Anniversary CADR International Conference

21-23 August 2013, Aberdeen UK

Elphinstone Hall, Kings CollegeThis international conference was organised to mark 10th anniversary of the Centre for Applied Dynamics Research (CADR) which was been founded in 2003. CADR is a multi-disciplinary research group with a strong focus on application theory of dynamical systems to science and engineering, which aims to facilitate and enhance interactions among applied mathematicians, scientists, engineers and medical researchers. It is known for its harmonious blend of theoretical and the experimentally rich research in a broad spectrum of dynamics including smooth and non-smooth dynamical systems, elastic stability, parametric and nonlinear oscillations, chaos control, classical and quantum relativity, bifurcations, transients and crisis, vibro-impact dynamics, vibration control, nonlinear time series analysis, synchronization, mechanics of supercoiling of DNA, molecular dynamic simulation, percussion drilling, underwater acoustics, spacio-temporal systems, condition monitoring, renewable energy, MEMS, neural networks and neural dynamics, and experimental methods.

The main aim of the conference was to critically assess the state-of-the-art of numerical, analytical and experiments methods applied to mechanics and nonlinear dynamics of all branches of engineering. The conference gathered leading international experts to review the state-of-the art, to outline future research directions and to stimulate development of new generation numerical, analytical and experimental techniques, materials, products and processes operating on principles of nonlinear dynamics. The meeting focused on invited presentations and discussions with interactions among attendees to facilitate exchanges of ideas.