Dynamics of a Rigid Body

  • Ernesto Olguín DíazEmail author
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 191)


If D’Alembert principle is used on the particles of a rigid body, the principle would state: When a rigid body that is in equilibrium (either static of dynamic) is subject to virtual compatible displacements, the total virtual work of all external forces is zero; and conversely, if the total virtual work of all external forces acting on a rigid body is zero then the body is in equilibrium. (Lanczos 1970).

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  1. 1.Robotics and Advance Manufacturing GroupCentro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN)CoahuilaMexico

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