On the Simulation of Discontinuous Functions

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J. D. Turner

National Advanced Driving Simulator and Simulation Center, The University of Iowa, 2401 Oakdale Boulevard, Iowa City, IA 52242-5003e-mail: jturner@nads-sc.uiowa.edu

J. Appl. Mech 68(5), 751-757 (Apr 16, 2001) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1387022 History: Received July 12, 2000; Revised April 16, 2001
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Discontinuous model motion phases
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(a) State variable discontinuity, (b) smoothed state variable discontinuity
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Discontinuity detected in the time interval and slack variable initial condition
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Flow diagram for the slack variable integration algorithm
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Phase variable plot for woodpecker angle-angular rate plot
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Woodpecker angle time history
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Woodpecker angular rate time history
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Woodpecker height on rod
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Woodpecker translational velocity relative to the rod
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Nonlinear phase motion time history
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Model degree-of-freedom time history



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