Spatial Dynamics of Deformable Multibody Systems with Variable Kinematic Structure
Final rept. 21 Sep 1987-20 Sep 1989
ILLINOIS UNIV AT CHICAGO CIRCLE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Pagination or Media Count:
A method of the spatial kinematic and dynamic analysis of deformable multibody systems subject to topology changes and impacts is presented. A pieced interval analysis scheme that accounts for the change in the spatial system topology due to the changes on the connectivity between bodies is developed. Deformable bodies in the system are discretized using the finite element method and accordingly a finite set of deformation modes is employed to characterize the system vibration. Even though there are infinitely many arrangements for deformable body axes, computational difficulties may be encountered due to the use of a limited number of deformation modes. Therefore, the deformable body references have to be carefully selected, and accordingly as the system topology changes, new bases for the configuration space to another, a set of spatial interface conditions or compatibility conditions that are formulated using a set of nonlinear algebraic equations are developed. The solution of these equations uniquely define the spatial configuration of the deformable multibody system after the change in the system kinematic structure. The techniques proposed in this research are applied to several technological system such as robotic manipulators and weapon systems. Keywords Spatial kinematics Dynamic analysis Deformable multibody systems Interval analysis scheme Nonlinear algebraic equations.
- Numerical Mathematics