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Modelling the Dynamics of Flexible Multibody systems

The goal of this project is to develop a dynamics formalism for flexible multibody systems by adopting the object-oriented concept. A multibody system can be regarded as a combination of bodies and kinematic constraints which can be treated as elementary ``object''. Each of these objects is being cast into a module equipped with characteristic parameters and operations. The system object is being designed to organize the topological structure of the multibody system and generate the global equations of motion. The object-oriented approach makes it easier to upgrade or modify already designed systems by simply adding or replacing objects. This is a collaborative project with CAE.

A. K. Misra, B. N. Min
 


Annual Report

Mon Jun 26 21:22:20 GMT 2000