Accession Number : ADA137234

Title :   Equations of Motion for Rigid Multibody Systems (Equations du Mouvement de Systemes a Plusieurs Corps Solides),

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Mufti,I H

PDF Url : ADA137234

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : Several computer-oriented methods for the formulation of the equations of motion for multibody systems with tree structure and also with closed chains are presented in a unified manner. They all stem from the same basic set of equations which are regarded as arising out of the stationary point condition of a quadratic programming (QP) problem. Using QP theory it is shown that the various methods are just different ways of solving the Lagrangian system of equations.

Descriptors :   *Equations of motion, *Quadratic programming, Matrices(Mathematics), Lagrangian functions, Graphs, Trees, Chains, Stationary, Bodies, Rigidity, Translations, France

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE