Purpose and Scope:

The purpose of the Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics is to provide a medium for rapid dissemination of original research results in theoretical as well as applied computational and nonlinear dynamics. The journal serves as a forum for the exchange of new ideas and applications in computational, rigid and flexible multi-body system dynamics and all aspects (analytical, numerical, and experimental) of dynamics associated with nonlinear systems. The broad scope of the journal encompasses all computational and nonlinear problems occurring in aeronautical, biological, electrical, mechanical, physical, and structural systems.

In the computational and multi-body system dynamics area, topics include novel formulations and algorithms for computation in kinematics and dynamics of rigid and flexible systems; application of finite element and finite difference methods in dynamics; numerical approaches in synthesis, optimization and control; parallel computations and software development, among others. Topics in the nonlinear dynamics area cover new theories and principles in dynamical systems; symbolic, perturbation and computational techniques; dynamic stability, bifurcation and control; chaos, fractals and pattern formation in physical and biological systems; system modeling, identification, and experimental methods; frictional and discontinuous dynamical processes, etc. The journal publishes full-length original contributions, review articles and Technical Briefs on these topics and related areas.


Bala Balachandran, University of Maryland