On the Use of Kinetic Energy to Determine Generalized Inertia Forces in Nonholonomic Systems

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D. J. McGill, J.-F. Shiau

School of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.

J. Appl. Mech 39(4), 923-926 (Dec 01, 1972) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3422892 History: Received May 24, 1971; Online July 12, 2010


Use of kinetic energy K to directly compute generalized inertia forces Fr * is restricted to holonomic systems. In this paper, a subclass of simple nonholonomic systems is identified, for which the use of K to determine Fr * is indeed valid.

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