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Mechanical Multibody Systems with Deformable Components

  • P. Rentrop
  • O. Scherf
  • B. Simeon
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 8)

Abstract

The multibody system approach provides enhanced models of vehicles, robots, and air- and spacecrafts. Mixed systems consisting of both rigid and deformable bodies are aimed at growing demands for refined simulation. A basic modeling framework for this class of mechanical systems is presented which covers also inelastic material behavior. Moreover, the Differential-Algebraic Equations (DAEs) obtained from semidiscretization in space are classified and the application of DAE solvers is discussed. Two examples illustrate the simulation tasks and show the state-of-the-art in this field of scientific computing.

Keywords

Elastic Body Multibody System Deformable Body Quadrature Point Multi Body System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Rentrop
    • 1
  • O. Scherf
    • 1
  • B. Simeon
    • 1
  1. 1.FB MathematikTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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