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14th Conference on Nonlinear Vibrations, Dynamics, and Multibody Systems - July 16-19, 2012 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia


The fourteenth conference in this series will be held at The Inn at Virginia Tech on the Virginia Tech campus on July 16-19, 2012. The scope of the conference includes:

  • Multibody dynamics: rigid and flexible multibody system dynamics, impact and contact mechanics, solution of DAE, vehicle and tire modeling, railroad vehicle dynamics, biomechanics application, computer algorithms
  • MEMS
  • Dynamics of composite structures
  • Adaptive structures
  • Fluid/structure interactions
  • Nonsmooth dynamics
  • Multi-scale dynamics
  • Parametric vibrations: single - and multi-frequency excitations of single- and multi-degree-of-freedom systems
  • Computational techniques: efficient algorithms, use of symbolic manipulators, integration of symbolic manipulation and numerical methods, and use of parallel processors
  • Experimental methods: benchmark experiments, measurements in hostile environments, and instrumentation techniques
  • Influence of nonlinearities on control systems
  • Identification of nonlinear systems

Authors will have the option of having their full-length papers considered for publication in NONLINEAR DYNAMICS or THE JOURNAL OF VIBRATION AND CONTROL. To accelerate the reviewing process, we will select referees from those who will attend the conference and mail the manuscripts to them before the meeting.


The deadline for two-page abstracts is March 1, 2012.
The deadline for full-length papers (optional, see above) is May 1, 2012.
The deadline for early registration is June 15, 2012.
The deadline for hotel reservations under the room block is June 15, 2012.
The deadline for conference registration is July 2, 2012.


The standard registration fee to attend is $450 per person if registered on or before June 15, 2012 ($300 for each non-VT student accompanied by his/her professor). Standard registrations received after June 15, will be $500 and $350 for students. Virginia Tech faculty registration fee to attend is $350 per person. Virginia Tech student registration fee is $300 and they do not need to be accompanied by their professor.

The registration fee includes conference proceedings, a dinner Sunday evening, coffee breaks, lunch Monday through Thursday, and a dinner on Tuesday evening. Guest lunches (Monday-Thursday) are $18 per person, per lunch and Guest dinner (Sunday & Tuesday) is $35 per person, per dinner.

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The Inn

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center is the only hotel located on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, and offers convenient surroundings and state-of-the-art technology. The world-class hotel and conference center sits on 25 lush acres where you’ll find spacious meeting areas and Preston’s restaurant, featuring delicious fare and healthful selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The campus complex is within easy walking distance to downtown Blacksburg.

A block of lodging rooms has been reserved at The Inn at a special rate. The lodging rate for this conference is US $119 plus applicable taxes. Participants are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. To reserve your room, please call the hotel directly at 540-231-8000 or toll free at 877-200-3360. Lodging reservations should be made by June 15, 2012.

See the Continuing Education Area Information section for more information about the Blacksburg area.

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For More information Contact:
Ali H. Nayfeh or Sally Shrader,
Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech

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