Accession Number : ADA316993

Title :   Numerical Solution of Nonlinear Oscillatory Multibody Dynamic Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Yen, Jeng ; Petzold, Linda R.

PDF Url : ADA316993

Report Date : 18 SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : One of the outstanding problems in the numerical simulation of mechanical systems is the development of efficient methods for dealing with highly oscillatory systems. These types of systems arise for example in vehicle simulation in modeling the suspension system or tires, in models for contact and impact, in flexible body simulation from vibrations in the structural model, and in molecular dynamics. Simulations involving high frequency vibration can take a huge number of time steps, often as a consequence of oscillations which are not physically important. The components causing the oscillations cannot usually be eliminated from the model because in some situations they are critical to the simulation. The equations of motion of a multibody mechanical system are described by a system of differential-algrebraic equations (DAEs). In this paper, we will explore two types of methods. The first class of methods damps out the oscillation via highly stable implicit methods. Even in this relatively simple approach, unforseen problems may arise for Newton iteration convergence, due to the nonlinearities. The second class of methods involves linearizing the system around the smooth solution. The linearized system can be solved rapidly via a number of different methods.

Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, *NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, *OSCILLATION, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, VIBRATION, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, DAMPING, EIGENVALUES, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, CONVERGENCE, NONLINEAR ALGEBRAIC EQUATIONS.

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE