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Flexible Multi-body Dynamics comprehensively describes the numerical modelling of flexible multi-body dynamics systems in space and aircraft structures, vehicles, and mechanical systems. A rigorous approach is followed to handle finite rotations in 3D, with a thorough discussion of the different alternatives for parameterisation.

Modelling of flexible bodies is treated following the finite Element technique, a novel aspect in multi-body systems simulation.

Moreover, this book provides extensive coverage of the formulation of a general purpose software for flexible multi-body dynamics analysis, based on an exhaustive treatment of large rotations and finite element modelling, and incorporating useful reference material.

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Authors: CARDONA A, CIMEC-INTEC, University of Litoral/Conicet, Santa Fe (AR);GERADIN M, JRC-ISIS, Ispra (IT), University of Liege, Belgium
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19674 EN (2001). Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available from: Documentation Service JRC Ispra Fax: +39-033-2785818
ISBN: ISBN: 0-471-48990-5
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