Edited by S.Sivasundaram, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, USA
The fourth international conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace was held in Florida Institute of Technology, USA in May 2002. This proceedings publication includes keynote addresses, invited lectures and contributed papers presented at the conference. In recent years aviation and aerospace non-linear (not necessarily linear) phenomena have stimulated cooperation between scientists from several disciplines. The developments in computer technology have also allowed for solutions of nonlinear problems. The publication includes presentations on guidance, stability and control, computational structures, multidisciplinary design, computational fluids, optimisation, reliability, validation and verification, neural networks, neuro-fuzzy control, nonlinear mechanical systems, advances in nonlinear dynamics, soft computing, modelling and simulation, intelligent control, high performance computing, structural dynamics, aero acoustics, hybrid systems and nonlinear dynamical systems.