DOI: 10.1115/1.4031705
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Abstract: The achievements occurred in nonlinear dynamics over the last 30 years entail a substantial change of perspective when dealing with vibration problems, since they are now deemed ready to meaningfully affect the analysis, control, and design of mechanical and structural systems. This paper aims at overviewing the matter, by highlighting and discussing the important, yet still overlooked, role that some relevant concepts and tools may play in engineering applications. Upon dwelling on such topical concepts as lo…

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