Advanced Summer School on Continuation Methods
for Nonlinear Problems

August 13-24, 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Urbana, Illinois, USA

Lecturers: Prof. Harry Dankowicz (UIUC) and Prof. Jan Sieber (University of Exeter)

Continuation methods enable global analysis of solutions to nonlinear integro-differential boundary-value problems. Example uses include bifurcation analysis or constrained design optimization along families of periodic orbits in smooth, piecewise smooth, or hybrid dynamical systems. Parameter-continuation methods have also been integrated with feedback techniques in order to support model-free analysis, e.g., in real-time physical experiments. The software package COCO provides a general-purpose platform for the construction of individual continuation problems as well as toolboxes for constructing instances of classes of continuation problems. COCO’s object-oriented construction paradigm enables arbitrary levels of nesting of simple continuation problems within more complex problems, including the gluing together of multiple instances of a toolbox.

Lecture material for download:

Download and explore the latest COCO release from the SourceForge repository

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The Advanced Summer School on Continuation Methods for Nonlinear Problems is made possible by financial support from the ASME Design Engineering Division and the ASME Technical Committee on Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics.