On the Recursive Determination of Body Frames for Multibody Dynamic Simulation

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R. E. Roberson

Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, Calif. 92037

J. Appl. Mech 52(3), 698-700 (Sep 01, 1985) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3169124 History: Received March 01, 1984; Revised January 01, 1985; Online July 21, 2009


In multibody dynamic simulation it often is convenient to choose new body axes such that all body frames are parallel to the attitude reference frame when the system of bodies is in a prescribed configuration consistent with the interbody constraints. Computational details are given of how this may be done efficiently using a recursive method.

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