Simulation by Bondgraphs

Introduction to a Graphical Method

  • Jean Ulrich Thoma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Jean Ulrich Thoma
    Pages 1-8
  3. Jean Ulrich Thoma
    Pages 80-94
  4. Jean Ulrich Thoma
    Pages 139-164
  5. Jean Ulrich Thoma
    Pages 165-176
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-188

About this book


Bondgraphs are a powerful tool in the simulation of mechanical, hydraulic, electric and thermal systems. They are used to represent engineering systems in written form by means of letter elements and their interconnections, called bonds, instead of in the form of numerous equations. They may be used to increase the efficiency of new product design. This book introduces the reader to bondgraphs and their use on PCs. A broad variety of applications of this method in the simulation of the above systems is presented. Twenty fully worked examples complement the presentation.


Algebra Bondgraphen Dynamics calculus design efficiency graphics graphs mechanical engineering robotics signal simulation stability thermodynamics transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean Ulrich Thoma
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Thoma ConsultingZugSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83924-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83922-1
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