(Created 2009-08-11.)

NUMERICAL METHODS IN MULTIBODY DYNAMICS | FMN110 |

**Aim**

Multibody dynamics is the basis for several computational tools for complex mechanical systems for example in vehicle dynamics. The subject is based on important computational methods. The goal of this course is to demonstrate how such methods work and how they interact with models.

*Knowledge and understanding*

For a passing grade the student must

*Skills and abilities*

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to independently select and apply computational algorithms

- be able to evaluate both accuracy and relevance of numerical results

*Judgement and approach*

For a passing grade the student must

- write an algorithmically well structured report in suitable terminology on the numerical approximation of mechanical systems with and without constraints.

**Contents**

Introduction to multibody dynamics, methods for linear system analysis, simulation of unconstrained mechanical systems, differential-algebraic equations and system with constraints (joints), treatment of systems with discontinuities (friction etc.), parameter identification methods, coupled rigid and elastic systems

**Literature**

Eich-Soellner, Führer: Numerical Methods in Multibody Dynamics, Lund, 2008.