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ISSN: 1559-3959
Dynamics of a rope as a rigid multibody system

Paweł Fritzkowski and Henryk Kaminski

Vol. 3 (2008), No. 6, 1059–1075
Abstract

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.

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