Principles of Planar Mechanical System Modeling

  • François E. Cellier


In this chapter, we shall deal with the dynamic behavior of translational and rotational planar motions. The basic physical law governing this type of systems can be expressed in terms of either Newton’s law for translational and rotational motions or the d’Alembert principle. The concepts will be demonstrated by means of a number of practical examples, such as a crane crab system and an inverted pendulum. Toward the end of the chapter, we shall discuss electromechanical transducers.


Aerodynamic Force Flight Path Pitching Moment Space Craft Double Pendulum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • François E. Cellier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Applied Mathematics ProgramUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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