Advanced Design of Mechanical Systems: From Analysis to Optimization

  • Jorge A. C. Ambrósio
  • Peter Eberhard

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 511)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. John M. Hansen
    Pages 1-21
  3. John M. Hansen
    Pages 23-38
  4. John M. Hansen
    Pages 39-66
  5. Wojciech Blajer
    Pages 83-105
  6. Wojciech Blajer
    Pages 107-129
  7. Wojciech Blajer
    Pages 131-150
  8. Daniel A. Tortorelli
    Pages 151-193
  9. Daniel A. Tortorelli
    Pages 195-217
  10. Peter Eberhard, Dieter Bestle, Werner Schiehlen
    Pages 237-252
  11. Peter Eberhard, Christian Breuninger, Florian Dignath, Lars Kübler
    Pages 273-285
  12. Peter Eberhard, Timo Gaugele, Kai Sedlaczek
    Pages 287-302
  13. Peter Eberhard, Kai Sedlaczek
    Pages 303-315
  14. Jorge Ambrósio
    Pages 317-349
  15. Jorge Ambrósio
    Pages 351-374
  16. Jorge Ambrósio
    Pages 375-426

About this book


Multibody systems are used extensively in the investigation of mechanical systems including structural and non-structural applications. It can be argued that among all the areas in solid mechanics the methodologies and applications associated to multibody dynamics are those that provide an ideal framework to aggregate d- ferent disciplines. This idea is clearly reflected, e. g. , in the multidisciplinary applications in biomechanics that use multibody dynamics to describe the motion of the biological entities, in finite elements where multibody dynamics provides - werful tools to describe large motion and kinematic restrictions between system components, in system control where the methodologies used in multibody dynamics are the prime form of describing the systems under analysis, or even in many - plications that involve fluid-structure interaction or aero elasticity. The development of industrial products or the development of analysis tools, using multibody dynamics methodologies, requires that the final result of the devel- ments are the best possible within some limitations, i. e. , they must be optimal. Furthermore, the performance of the developed systems must either be relatively insensitive to some of their design parameters or be sensitive in a controlled manner to other variables. Therefore, the sensitivity analysis of such systems is fundamental to support the decision making process. This book presents a broad range of tools for designing mechanical systems ranging from the kinematic and dynamic analysis of rigid and flexible multibody systems to their advanced optimization.


applied mechanics computational dynamics design finite element method modeling optimization sensitivity analysis simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jorge A. C. Ambrósio
    • 1
  • Peter Eberhard
    • 2
  1. 1.Idmec, Instituto Superior TécnicoTechnical University of LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Institute of Engineering and Computational MechanicsUniversity of StuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-99460-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-99461-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
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