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Dynamics of a rope as a rigid multibody system

Paweł Fritzkowski and Henryk Kaminski

Vol. 3 (2008), No. 6, 1059–1075

A preliminary discrete model of a rope is considered both as a scleronomic and a rheonomic system. Numerical experiments are performed and advantages of the applied algorithm are discussed on the basis of energy conservation. The problem of discretization of the rope is presented in terms of efficient computational simulations. A wave-like effect is discussed with regard to energy transfer and velocity of the model tip. The next directions of the model development are outlined.

multibody dynamics, discrete model, differential-algebraic equations, energy conservation
Received: 7 February 2008
Revised: 26 April 2008
Accepted: 26 April 2008
Published: 1 August 2008
Paweł Fritzkowski
Computational Mechanics of Structures
Poznan University of Technology
Piotrowo 3
60-965 Poznan
Henryk Kaminski
Institute of Applied Mechanics
Poznan University of Technology
Piotrowo 3
60-965 Poznan