The Committee of Nonlinear and Chaotic Phenomena of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (ABCM) was founded in 1993 when the First International Conferences on Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, Control and Their Applications in Engineering Sciences was organized in Rio Claro - SP, Brazil.
The objective of the Committee is to be engaged in all activities intended to promote in Brazil, as a branch of science and engineering, the development of nonlinear mechanics.
Nonlinear systems is wonderfully broad subject, and has important applications in fields ranging from several engineering branches, physics, computer science, life sciences, sociology and finance.
An engineering student interested in dynamical systems, a physiologist studying the heart, and a computer scientist analyzing the internet are all studying nonlinear phenomena. Yet, they are unlikely to cross paths in traditional undergraduate or graduate programs. So, the Committee aims to bring together researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and share in a multidisciplinary environment their expertise in nonlinear systems. The committee encourages the development of research that combines theory, computation and empirical data.
So, the committee congregates researchers and students interested in nonlinear dynamics and chaos, nonlinear vibrations and control, stability and bifurcation, control of chaos, synchronization, fractals, pattern formation and applications of nonlinear mechanics in all branches of science and engineering. In particular, the Committee will pursue this objective through:
- The organization of national and international meetings on subjects within the entire field of Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, Control and Their Applications in Engineering Sciences;
- The establishment of links between persons and organizations engaged in scientific work in mechanics and in related sciences;
- The gathering and dissemination of information on all matters related to Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, Control and Their Applications in Engineering Sciences;
- The organization of courses on Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, Control and Their Applications in Engineering Sciences for undergraduate and graduate students throughout Brazil.