An adaptive constraint violation stabilization method for dynamic analysis of mechanical systems

C. O. Chang, Parviz E Nikravesh

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The transient dynamic analysis of equations of motion for constrained mechanical systems requires the solution of a mixed set of algebraic and differential equations. A constraint violation stabilization method, based on feedback control theory of linear systems, has been suggested by some researchers for solving these equations. However, since the value of damping parameters for this method are uncertain, the method is to some extent unattractive for general-purpose use. This paper presents an adaptive mechanism for determining the damping parameters. The results of the simulation for two examples illustrate the improvement in reducing the constraint violations when using this method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-492
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Mechanical Design, Transactions Of the ASME
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1985


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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