Nonholonomically constrained mechanical systems
Mechanical systems with nonholonomic constraints - unlike mechanical systems
with holonomic constraints - are well known to have
a structure that is different from that of Hamiltonian systems.
The dynamics of such systems is at present poorly understood. I focus on
the development of techniques for the classification of local bifurcations
for such systems.
Work in progress with Maria-Cristina Ciocci (Gent).