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Higgins Laboratories, 212
Phone: +1-508-831-5368
Fax: +1-508-831-5680

Mikhail F. Dimentberg

Research Interests

  • Applied mechanics
  • Random vibration and nonlinear dynamics


  • Ph.D., Moscow Institute of Power Engineering, 1963

Featured Publications

  • Dimentberg, M. and Iourtchenko, D., "Stochastic and/or Chaotic Response of a Vibroimpact System to an Imperfectly Periodic Sinusoidal Excitation". International Journal of Bifurcations and Chaos (in press).
  • Dimentberg, M., Ryzhik, B. and Sperling, L., "Random Vibrations of a Damped Rotating Shaft". Journal of Sound and Vibration 279, 2005, pp. 275 - 284.
  • Dimentberg, M. and Iourtchenko, D., "Random Vibrations with Impacts: a Survey". Nonlinear Dynamics, 36 (2 - 4), 2004, pp. 229 - 254.
  • Dimentberg, M.F. "Lotka-Volterra System in a Random Environment". Physical Review E, v. 65, 2002, # 3, 036204.
  • Dimentberg, M.F. and Lin, Y.K. "An Exact Solution for Response Spectral Density of a SDOF System under both Parametric and Additive Random Excitations". Journal of Applied Mechanics, 69, 2002, # 3, pp. 399 - 400.

Professional Highlights

  • Faculty Advisor of the MQP, that received a bronze medal in the National Contest of the Undergraduate Students Theses, arranged by the Lincoln Arc Welding Institute, 1994.
  • Fulbright Scholarship recipient, 2002/2003
  • Member, Sigma Xi
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Vibration and Control, 1995 - present.
  • Member, Scientific Committee, Fourth International Conference on Stochastic Structural Dynamics, University of Notre Dame, August 6-8, 1998.
  • Member, Scientific Committee, International Conference on Impact and Friction of Solids, Structures and Machines, June 27-30, 1998, Ottawa, Canada.
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