Computational Dynamics in Multibody Systems / Edition 1

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The requirements for accurate and efficient analysis tools for design of large and lightweight mechanical systems has driven a strong interest in the challenging problem of multibody dynamics. This volume addresses some basic formulations, methodologies and computational aspects of the dynamics of multibody systems, including major applications. The scope of applications is extended to vehicle dynamics, aerospace technology, robotics, mechanisms design, intermittent motion and crashworthiness analysis.
The applied scope of the book will help the advanced design engineers and researchers to appraise the different approaches available today and their use and suitability as efficient design tools for different classes of problems and practical applications in the general field of multibody dynamics.
Computational Dynamics in Multibody Systems contains the edited version of selected papers presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on 'Computer Aided Analysis of Rigid and Flexible Mechanical Systems', held in Portugal, from 27 June to 9 July, 1993. It can be viewed as a natural extension of the material addressed in the Institute which was published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in the NATO ASIE Series, Volume 268, 1994.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792333043
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/31/1995
  • Series: Diverse Series
  • Edition description: 1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Dynamics of Constrained Systems Based on Mass-Orthogonal Projections; M. Sofer, D. Bach, H. Brauchli. An Efficient Implementation of the Velocity Transformation Method for Real Time Dynamics with Illustrative Examples; J.M. Jimenez, A.N. Avello, J. Garcia de Jalón, A.L. Avello. Efficient Object Oriented Programming of Multibody Dynamics Formalisms; U. Rein. A Relational Data Base for General Mechanical Systems; C. Hardell, A. Stensson, P. Jeppsson. A Method for Linearization of the Dynamic Equations of Flexible Multibody Systems; Y. Li, C. Gontier. Efficient Modelling of General Multibody Dynamic Systems with Flexible Components; K.S. Anderson. Elimination of Constraint Equations from Flexible Mechanical Systems; D.M. Russel, K.D. Willmer. Eigenvalue Analysis in Flexible Multibody Dynamics Using the Non-Symmetric Lanczos Algorithm; D.B. Doan, M. Géradin, N. Kill. Optimal Design and Location of Manipulators; M. Ceccarelli. Identification of Minimum Set Parameters of Flexible Robots; P. Chedmail, F. Bennis, P. Depince. Safety and Survivability Analysis of Wall-Climbing Robot; B. Bahr, G. Li. Synthesis of Spatial Mechanisms Using Optimization and Continuation Methods; J.M. Hansen. Modelling of Automotive Vehicles for Motion Control Studies; A. Costa, R.P. Jones. Numerical Investigation of the Influence of the Shock Absorber on the Vertical Force Transmissibility of a McPherson Suspension; E. Pisino, J. Giacomin, P. Campanile. Impact Dynamics of Multibody Mechanical Systems and Application to Crash Responses of Aircraft Occupant/Structure; H.M. Lankarani, D. Ma, R. Menon. Data Fitting Methodology for Frontal Crash Victim Simulation; C. Goualou, E. Vittecoq, J.P. Faidy. Quasi-Static Modelling of the Multibody System Dynamics Taking into Account the Friction Forces; E.V. Zakhariev. Application of Multibody Dynamics to the Crashworthiness Optimization of Vehicle Structures; J. Dias, M.S. Pereira. Index.

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