EULER PARAMETERS IN COMPUTATIONAL KINEMATICS AND DYNAMICS. PART 1.

P. E. Nikravesh, R. A. Wehage, O. K. Kwon

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Abstract

Using identities between Euler parameters and their time derivatives, kinematic constraints and equations of motion for constrained mechanical systems are derived. These equations can be developed into a computer program to systematically generate all of the necessary equations to model mechanical systems. The compact form of these equations makes it possible to develop a general-purpose computer program for dynamic analysis of mechanical systems suitable for operation on small computers with limited memory space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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