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Symbolic Modeling of Multibody Systems

  • Jean-Claude Samin
  • Paul Fisette

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 112)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jean-Claude Samin, Paul Fisette
      Pages 3-41
    3. Jean-Claude Samin, Paul Fisette
      Pages 43-87
    4. Jean-Claude Samin, Paul Fisette
      Pages 89-127
    5. Jean-Claude Samin, Paul Fisette
      Pages 129-168
    6. Jean-Claude Samin, Paul Fisette
      Pages 169-215
  3. Special topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Jean-Claude Samin, Paul Fisette
      Pages 219-248
    3. Jean-Claude Samin, Paul Fisette
      Pages 249-271
    4. Jean-Claude Samin, Paul Fisette
      Pages 273-300
    5. Jean-Claude Samin, Paul Fisette
      Pages 301-343
    6. Jean-Claude Samin, Paul Fisette
      Pages 345-362
  4. Tutorial

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Jean-Claude Samin, Paul Fisette
      Pages 365-373
    3. Jean-Claude Samin, Paul Fisette
      Pages 375-454
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 455-476

About this book

Introduction

Modeling and analysing multibody systems require a comprehensive understanding of the kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies. In this volume, the relevant fundamental principles are first reviewed in detail and illustrated in conformity with the multibody formalisms that follow. Whatever the kind of system (tree-like structures, closed-loop mechanisms, systems containing flexible beams or involving tire/ground contact, wheel/rail contact, etc), these multibody formalisms have a common feature in the proposed approach, viz, the symbolic generation of most of the ingredients needed to set up the model.
The symbolic approach chosen, specially dedicated to multibody systems, affords various advantages: it leads to a simplification of the theoretical formulation of models, a considerable reduction in the size of generated equations and hence in resulting computing time, and also enhanced portability of the multibody models towards other specific environments. Moreover, the generation of multibody models as symbolic toolboxes proves to be an excellent pedagogical medium in teaching mechanics.

Keywords

kinematics mechanics mechanism model modeling multibody systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Claude Samin
    • 1
  • Paul Fisette
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringCenter for Research in Mechatronics Université Catholique de LouvainLouvain-La-NeuveBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0287-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6425-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0287-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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