Demonstrative Application Examples

  • Paulo FloresEmail author
  • Hamid M. Lankarani
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 226)


In this Chapter, several demonstrative application examples are presented, that range from simple systems such as the classic bouncing ball and slider-crank mechanism with external impact on a free slider block, internal impacts of mechanisms with revolute joint clearances, to more complex systems, such as the human knee joint contact and the foot-ground interaction models. In order to keep the analysis simple, only few contact force models are utilized, namely those that provide better response in terms of accuracy and efficiency.


Application examples Bouncing ball Simple pendulum Slider-crank mechanism with joint clearance Human knee joint model Biomechanical foot model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MinhoGuimaraesPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringWichita State UniversityWichitaUSA

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