Advances in Computational Multibody Systems

  • Jorge A.C. Ambrósio

Part of the Computational Methods in Applied Sciences book series (COMPUTMETHODS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. J. de García Jalón, E. Álvarez, F.A. de Ribera, I. Rodríguez, F.J. Funes
    Pages 1-23
  3. Robin S. Sharp, Simos Evangelou, David J. N. Limebeer
    Pages 45-68
  4. Gregory M. Hulbert, Zheng-Dong Ma, Jinzhong Wang
    Pages 69-94
  5. Werner Schiehlen, Bin Hu, Robert Seifried
    Pages 95-124
  6. Jorge A.C. Ambrósio, Miguel P.T. Silva
    Pages 155-184
  7. Jorge M. Martins, José Sá da Costa, Miguel Ayala Botto
    Pages 239-268
  8. Markus Bullinger, Kilian Funk, Friedrich Pfeiffer
    Pages 269-293
  9. João P. Dias, Manuel S. Pereira
    Pages 295-317
  10. Lars Kübler, Christoph Henninger, Peter Eberhard
    Pages 319-343
  11. Ettore Pennestrì, Leonardo Vita
    Pages 345-370

About this book


Among all the fields in solid mechanics the methodologies associated to multibody dynamics are probably those that provide a better framework to aggregate different disciplines. This idea is clearly reflected in the multidisciplinary applications in biomechanics that use multibody dynamics to describe the motion of the biological entities, or in finite elements where the multibody dynamics provides powerful tools to describe large motion and kinematic restrictions between system components, or in system control for which multibody dynamics are the prime form of describing the systems under analysis, or even in applications with fluid-structures interaction or aeroelasticity. This book contains revised and enlarged versions of selected communications presented at the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference in Multibody Dynamics 2003 that took place in Lisbon, Portugal, which have been enhanced in their self-containment and tutorial aspects by the authors. The result is a comprehensive text that constitutes a valuable reference for researchers and design engineers and helps to appraise the potential of application of multibody dynamics to a wide range of scientific and engineering areas of relevance.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jorge A.C. Ambrósio
    • 1
  1. 1.IDMEC, Instituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal

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