Research in Experimental Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

Welcome to the homepage of the Nonlinear Dynamics Group at Duke University in North Carolina. The lab is directed by Prof. Lawrie Virgin of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

In these pages you will find descriptions of the research conducted in the lab. Search through the tabs to find information on past and current research projects as well as information on past and current team members and collaborators. A good deal of the research has an experimental component to it, and many of the applications are associated with problems from the field of aerospace engineering.

The research emcompasses a variety of projects all broadly within the realm of buckling and vibration.

A useful database of experimental videos with brief descriptions can be found in the video tab, and further technical details can then be found in the associated journal publications.