Direct coordinate partitioning for multibody dynamics based on finite element method

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An unconventional coordinate partitioning method for flexible multibody dynamics based on the corotational finite element method is proposed. The method establishes the relationship between the nodal degrees of freedom and independent degrees of freedom hinge by hinge, and results in a set of differential equations as the governing equation. Computational examples show that the proposed method can give a physically valid solution for flexible motion during mechanical motion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2481-2487
Number of pages7
JournalCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 36th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference and AIAA/ASME Adaptive Structures Forum. Part 1 (of 5) - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: 1995 Apr 101995 Apr 13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • General Materials Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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