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Foundations of Engineering Mechanics
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Dynamics of Flexible Multibody Systems

Rigid Finite Element Method

Authors: Wittbrodt, Edmund, Adamiec-Wójcik, Iwona, Wojciech, Stanislaw

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About this Textbook

A new approach is presented for modelling multi-body systems, which constitutes a substantial enhancement of the Rigid Finite Element method. The new approach is based on homogeneous transformations and joint coordinates, and it yields the advantage that equations of motion are automatically generated for systems consisting of alternate rigid and flexible links. Apart from its simple physical interpretation and easy computer implementation, the method is also valuable for educational purposes since it impressively illustrates the impact of mechanical features on the mathematical model. This novel modelling approach is then applied to systems such as offshore-cranes and telescopic rapiers.

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"The book by Edmund Wittbrodt and coworkers introduces an alternative approach to flexible multibody dynamics. … Overall, the book is a comprehensive and systematic presentation of the rigid finite element method. The presented method is straightforward and particularly attractive for multibody applications where flexible bodies need to be taken into account … . It can be recommended for graduate students as well as for engineers working in the field." (Bernd Simeon, Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, Vol. 87 (5), 2007)

"This is a monograph on the foundations of engineering mechanics. … The book is well written and should be of interest and use to students and practitioners in this ever broadening field of computational mechanics." (Ronald L. Huston, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1101 (3), 2007)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

  • Homogenous Transformations

    Pages 5-33

  • The Rigid Finite Element Method

    Pages 35-82

  • Modification of the Rigid Finite Element Method

    Pages 83-101

  • Calculations for a Cantilever Beam and Methods of Integrating the Equations of Motion

    Pages 103-140

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamics of Flexible Multibody Systems
Book Subtitle
Rigid Finite Element Method
Authors
Series Title
Foundations of Engineering Mechanics
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32352-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-32352-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-32351-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06889-8
Series ISSN
1612-1384
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 227
Topics