Impacts in Mechanical Systems

Analysis and Modelling

  • Bernard Brogliato
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 551)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Markus Kunze, Manuel D.P. Monteiro Marques
    Pages 1-60
  3. Alexander P. Ivanov
    Pages 145-187
  4. Yildirim Hurmuzlu, Viorel Ceanga
    Pages 235-273

About these proceedings


This volume constitutes an advanced introduction to the field of analysis, modeling and numerical simulation of rigid body mechanical systems with unilateral constraints. The topics include Moreau's sweeping process, the numerical analysis of nonsmooth multibody systems with friction, the study of energetical restitution coefficients for elasto-plastic models, the study of stability and bifurcation in systems with impacts, and the development of a multiple impact rule for Newton's cradle and the simple rocking model. Combining pedagogical aspects with innovative approaches, this book will not only be of interest to researchers working actively in the field, but also to graduate students wishing to get acquainted with this field of research through lectures written at a level also accessible to nonspecialists.


Analysis Impact Mechanics Mechanical Engineering Multibody Systems Multiple Impacts Nonsmooth Mechanics Rigid body development modeling simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Brogliato
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Automatique de Grenoble UMRCNRS-INPG 5528, ENSIEGSaint Martin d’HèresFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67523-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45501-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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