Multistable Systems

  in Special Issue   Posted on September 28, 2020

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Mon 20 Sep 2021
Journal Impact Factor : 6.471
Journal Name : Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing
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Guest Editors and Contacts

Daniil Yurchenko,

Associate Professor, IMPEE, Heriot-Watt University, UK. Email:

Shengxi Zhou,

Professor,Northwestern Polytechnical University, China. Email:

Wenming Zhang,

Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Email:

Multistable systems owning multiple equilibrium positions are widely spread in the natural world and artificial devices, which are highly sensitive to disturbance, initial conditions, system parameters, etc. Recently, multistability has being exploited to improve the performance of structures, vibration control, and extractweak periodic signal from noise. For instance, multistable energy harvesters were found to improve energy harvesting performance from low-level and low-frequency environmental vibrations such as human activities. In addition, the instability of multistable systems can be used to improve the performance of sensitive and precise vibration control. Furthermore, stochastic resonance phenomenon is widely observed in multistable systems. Therefore, takinga physical perspective, using multistable systems to design numerical or experimental filters for improved signal processing may be interesting and meaningful. At the same time, the exploration of multistability in origami/flexible structures, soft actuators, metamaterials, and MEMS/NEMS devices will reveal new phenomena and mechanisms. Thus, the investigation and development of multistable systems play an important role in the technological advances. Therefore, this special issue is focused on the latest advances in Multistable Systems.

The scope of this issue includes but not limited to the following topics:

  • Fundamental theory of multistable systems
  • Theoretical and experimental investigation of multistability in vibration control.
  • Design, modeling, and optimization of multistable energy harvesters.
  • Advanced methods for multistable stochastic resonance in signal processing.
  • Novel design and mechanical behavior of multistable flexible and soft structures.
  • Multi-physics analysis of multistable metamaterials.
  • Multistable mechanism and design for MEMS/NEMS devices.

Proposed Timeline

The proposed timeline for this special issue is shown below.

Announcement Out 20.09.2020

Paper submission deadline 01.05 2021

Reviews Completed 15.12.2021

Issue Published 01.10.2021