Computational Dynamics - Ahmed A. Shabana

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Computational Dynamics - Ahmed A. Shabana

[Ahmed A. Shabana, «Computational Dynamics»]
John Wiley & Sons | ISBN-10: 0-471-37144-0 | Edition - 2nd | PDF | 520 Pages | 4 MB

Mechanical systems such as vehicles, robots, space structures, biomechanical systems, mechanisms and machines can be modeled as sets of rigid bodies interconnected by joints and force elements such as springs, dampers, and actuators. The dynamic behavior of such multibody systems is described using ordinary differential equations (ODEs) or sets of differential-algebraic equations (DAEs).

This course presents systematic approaches for formulating and solving these equations using matrix, numerical, and computer methods with the goal of predicting the motion of relatively realistic models of mechanical systems. Applications are explored using modeling and simulation projects.

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Book Description
A practical approach to the computational methods used to solve real-world dynamics problems

Computational dynamics has grown rapidly in recent years with the advent of high-speed digital computers and the need to develop simulation and analysis computational capabilities for mechanical and aerospace systems that consist of interconnected bodies.

Computational Dynamics, Second Edition offers a full introduction to the concepts, definitions, and techniques used in multibody dynamics and presents essential topics concerning kinematics and dynamics of motion in two and three dimensions.

Skillfully organized into eight chapters that mirror the standard learning sequence of computational dynamics courses, this Second Edition begins with a discussion of classical techniques that review some of the fundamental concepts and formulations in the general field of dynamics. Next, it builds on these concepts in order to demonstrate the use of the methods as the foundation for the study of computational dynamics. Finally, the book presents different computational methodologies used in the computer-aided analysis of mechanical and aerospace systems.

Each chapter features simple examples that show the main ideas and procedures, as well as straightforward problem sets that facilitate learning and help readers build problem-solving skills.

Clearly written and ready to apply, Computational Dynamics, Second Edition is a valuable reference for both aspiring and practicing mechanical and aerospace engineers.