Accession Number : ADP001084

Title :   Full Scale Simulation of Large Scale Mechanical Systems,

Corporate Author : IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Haug,Edward J. ; Jackson,Gerald ; Beck,Ronald

Report Date : OCT 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This paper presents a computer-based method for formulation and solution of coupled differential and algebraic equations describing large scale mechanical systems, including feedback control, aerodynamic forces, and other multidisciplinary effects that interact with the mechanical system. An Euler parameter representation of the configuration of the mechanical system is employed to obtain singularity free solution for generalized coordinates and a much simplified algebraic formulation of the governing system of equations, compared with the more classical Euler angle generalized coordinate formulation. A generalized coordinate partitioning algorithm is employed to automatically identify independent generalized coordinates and reduce the dimension of the numerical integration problem. Animated graphics output is employed to assist in visualization of dynamic performance of several systems, including an aeroballistic device and wheeled and tracked vehicles. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Control theory, *Weapon systems, *Symposia, *Computer applications, Computerized simulation, Numerical methods and procedures, Mechanical components, Numerical integration, Formulations, Solutions(General)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE