Asymmetry and Symmetry in Dynamical Systems

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering and Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 123

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College of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350116, China
Interests: vibration and noise reduction technology for aerospace and marine equipment; vibration and noise reduction technology for nuclear power and thermal power equipment; metal rubber technology for special damping materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In this Special Issue, we welcome contributions exploring the realm of asymmetry and symmetry in dynamical systems from a fresh perspective, delving into innovative concepts or ideas that shed light on recent advancements in this theory and steering clear of trivial extensions of already consolidated results, preferably accompanied by tangible examples. We urge authors to delve into aspects of structural vibration measurement, nonlinear dynamics, and the stability and controllability of continuous and discrete-time dynamical systems, accentuating the symmetrical or asymmetrical attributes relative to the inherent dynamics.

For instance, the exploration of numerical simulation and methods for the analysis of the stability and controllability of these systems often unveils intricate symmetrical patterns or notable asymmetries, aiding in the profound understanding of underlying mechanics. Similarly, the discussion around numerical methods employed to simulate asymmetrical and symmetrical behaviors in dynamical systems unveils a rich tapestry of insights that can be transformative in engineering applications.

The core objective of this Special Issue is to amass substantial papers that propel the theory of asymmetry and symmetry in dynamical systems forward. It is essential that all submissions align with the overarching theme of Symmetry, delving into the nuanced interplay between asymmetry and symmetry in dynamical systems, thereby enriching the discourse in this field. Following this vein of thought, discussions on numerical methods, structural vibration measurements, and the intricacies between continuous and discrete-time dynamical systems are highly encouraged, although the specifics are left to the discretion of the authors.

We look forward to a robust collection of pioneering research in this Special Issue, promoting a deeper understanding of asymmetry and symmetry in dynamical systems, while adhering to the foundational ethos of Symmetry's scope.

Prof. Dr. Zhiying Ren
Guest Editor

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  • nonlinear dynamics
  • structural vibration measurement
  • numerical simulation
  • numerical methods
  • continuous-time dynamical systems
  • discrete-time dynamical systems
  • symmetry
  • controllability
  • stability

Published Papers

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