Analytical Dynamics of Unrooted Multibody Systems with Symmetries

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F. M. J. Pfister, S. K. Agrawal

Mechanical Systems Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-3140

J. Mech. Des 121(3), 440-447 (Sep 01, 1999) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2829481 History: Received February 01, 1998; Revised June 01, 1999; Online December 11, 2007


This paper is concerned with the theory of differential equations of motion for a class of unrooted (i.e., without kinematical constraints to a Galilean frame) mechanisms called orthotropic multibody-systems and the application of this theory to the solution of three mechanisms: the Hoberman-sphere, the Wohlhart Octoid and the Fulleroid. Dedicated to O. Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Techn. Karl Wohlhart on his 70th birthday

Copyright © 1999 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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