Géradin, Michel[European Commission, Joint Research Centre > IPSC > Elsa Unit > >]
Simulation Techniques in Applied Dynamics
[en] Applied dynamics; mechanical systems; mechantronic systems; mechatronics; system dynamics
[en] This chapter concerns the dynamic analysis of flexible multibody systems. After a brief review of the inertial frame, the corotational frame and the floating frame approaches, a general simulation framework is presented in detail. Based on the finite element concept, the proposed approach allows the coupled analysis of dynamic systems composed of rigid and flexible bodies, kinematic joints and control elements. The text is illustrated with some didactic examples and industrial applications.