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The Art of Modeling Mechanical Systems

  • Friedrich Pfeiffer
  • Hartmut Bremer
  • Presents rules for mechanical modeling

  • Gives examples from academia and industry

  • Discusses the best way to a good solution


Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 570)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Friedrich Pfeiffer
    Pages 1-82
  3. Ahmed A. Shabana
    Pages 173-202
  4. Michel Raous
    Pages 203-276
  5. Steven W. Shaw, Oriel Shoshani, Pavel M. Polunin
    Pages 277-319
  6. Peter Wriggers
    Pages 321-386

About this book


The papers in this volume present rules for mechanical models in a general systematic way, always in combination with small and large examples, many from industry, illustrating the most important features of modeling. The best way to reach a good solution is discussed. The papers address researchers and engineers from academia and from industry, doctoral students and postdocs, working in the fields of mechanical, civil and electrical engineering as well as in fields like applied physics or applied mathematics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich Pfeiffer
    • 1
  • Hartmut Bremer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Applied MechanicsTechnical University of Munich Institute for Applied MechanicsGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Institute of RoboticsJohannes-Kepler-University Linz Institute of RoboticsLinzAustria

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