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About this book
The author developed this text over many years, teaching graduate courses in advanced dynamics and flexible multibody dynamics at the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The book presents a unified treatment of rigid body dynamics, analytical dynamics, constrained dynamics, and flexible multibody dynamics. A comprehensive review of numerical tools used to enforce both holonomic and nonholonomic constraints is presented. Advanced topics such as Maggi’s, index-1, null space, and Udwadia and Kalaba’s formulations are presented because of their fundamental importance in multibody dynamics. Methodologies for the parameterization of rotation and motion are discussed and contrasted. Geometrically exact beams and shells formulations, which have become the standard in flexible multibody dynamics, are presented and numerical aspects of their finite element implementation detailed. Methodologies for the direct solution of the index-3 differential-algebraic equations characteristic of constrained multibody systems are presented. It is shown that with the help of proper scaling procedures, such equations are not more difficult to integrate than ordinary differential equations.
This book is illustrated with numerous examples and should prove valuable to both students and researchers in the fields of rigid and flexible multibody dynamics.
- Book Title Flexible Multibody Dynamics
- Series Title Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0335-3
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
- Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
- eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-0334-6
- Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-3387-9
- eBook ISBN 978-94-007-0335-3
- Series ISSN 0925-0042
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XXII, 730
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Mathematical and Computational Engineering
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From the reviews:
“This interesting and comprehensive book covers much more than the title might suggest. … The author has thus taken care to lay out the material in the first parts so that the reader has all notations and concepts clearly understood before delving into flexible multibody dynamics. … key systems are presented early in the text and then studied again later on so as to illustrate the particular content of each chapter. This has great pedagogical value and will undoubtedly be appreciated by students.” (Philippe A. Müllhaupt, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 f)
“This is a textbook intended for graduate students studying current issues in dynamics. … the author provides numerous examples and guided problems throughout the text. The physical appearance and editing are excellent, with high-quality figures (in color) and quite readable exposition. Purchase by advanced dynamics students, by practitioners, by researchers, and by libraries is highly recommended.” (Ronald L. Huston, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1209, 2011)