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Special Issue "Dynamic Analysis of Multibody Mechanical Systems"
A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702). This special issue belongs to the section "Automation and Control Systems".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 32600
Special Issue Editor
Interests: multibody dynamics; nonlinear control; system identification.
Special Issue Information
Multibody systems are formed by articulated systems composed of mechanical components. As a key feature, kinematic joints constrain the motion of multibody mechanical systems. Nonlinear forces and nonlinear force fields, which generate complex dynamic behaviors, are also applied to the bodies that form a multibody system. Furthermore, multibody mechanical systems can be either rigid or deformable, leading to two completely separated descriptions of the motion based on fundamental mathematical approaches that eventually may converge in a unified formulation. In general, multibody systems are mathematically modelled using nonlinear sets of Differential-Algebraic Equations (DAEs). Through the fundamental principles of analytical mechanics and employing modern linear algebra techniques, the mathematical description of the motion of a multibody system can be systematically formulated into a nonlinear set of differential-algebraic equations that must be then solved numerically. Therefore, the multibody approach to the analysis of constrained mechanical systems represents a fundamental tool suitable for performing the optimal design and the virtual prototyping of modern engineering systems.
The central goal of this Special Issue is to offer an overview of the state-of-the-art research in the kinematic, static, and dynamic analysis of multibody mechanical systems, on the development of effective and efficient algorithms to address these issues, and on the engineering applications that lie in this context. Consequently, the subjects covered in this Special Issue belong to a broad framework and encompass a wide range of fundamental aspects and engineering problems. The topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, mathematical modelling of articulated mechanical systems, dynamic and vibration analysis approaches, experimental model validation techniques, finite rotation and large deformation problems concerning rigid-flexible multibody systems, methodologies for formulating and solving the differential-algebraic equations of motion, nonlinear control techniques for controlling the dynamic behavior of multibody systems, developments in the finite element technologies, and advances in the kinematic and geometric description of the motion in general.
Dr. Carmine Maria Pappalardo
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