Virtual Nonlinear Multibody Systems

  • Werner Schiehlen
  • Michael Valášek

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NAII, volume 103)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Nonlinear Multibody Dynamics

  3. Virtual Multibody System

    1. W. Schiehlen, C. Scholz
      Pages 155-172
    2. Edward J. Haug, L. D. Chen, Yiannis Papelis, Dario Solis
      Pages 213-232
    3. Z. Šika, M. Valášek, V. Bauma, T. Vampola
      Pages 233-241
    4. P. Steinbauer, M. Valášek, Z. Zdrahal, P. Mulholland, Z. Šika
      Pages 243-252
  4. Control Design and Mechatronic

  5. Challenging Applications

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 437-439

About this book


This book contains an edited versIOn of lectures presented at the NATO ADVANCED STUDY INSTITUTE on VIRTUAL NONLINEAR MUL TIBODY SYSTEMS which was held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 23 June to 3 July 2002. It was organized by the Department of Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, in cooperation with the Institute B of Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany. The ADVANCED STUDY INSTITUTE addressed the state of the art in multibody dynamics placing special emphasis on nonlinear systems, virtual reality, and control design as required in mechatronics and its corresponding applications. Eighty-six participants from twenty-two countries representing academia, industry, government and research institutions attended the meeting. The high qualification of the participants contributed greatly to the success of the ADVANCED STUDY INSTITUTE in that it promoted the exchange of experience between leading scientists and young scholars, and encouraged discussions to generate new ideas and to define directions of research and future developments. The full program of the ADVANCED STUDY INSTITUTE included also contributed presentations made by participants where different topics were explored, among them: Such topics include: nonholonomic systems; flexible multibody systems; contact, impact and collision; numerical methods of differential-algebraical equations; simulation approaches; virtual modelling; mechatronic design; control; biomechanics; space structures and vehicle dynamics. These presentations have been reviewed and a selection will be published in this volume, and in special issues of the journals Multibody System Dynamics and Mechanics of Structures and Machines.


Nonlinear system System Dynamics construction friction graph theory mechanics mechatronics model modelling numerical methods optimization robot simulation vibration virtual reality

Editors and affiliations

  • Werner Schiehlen
    • 1
  • Michael Valášek
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute B of MechanicsUniversity of StuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Department of MechanicsCzech Technical University in PragueCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1340-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0203-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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