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Incorporating multibody dynamics into undergraduate subjects
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  • Ingenierías
Multibody systems (MBS) are so mature and have so many applications in industry, that currently it is essential for Mechanical Engineering students to learn the basic theoretical elements. However, universities cannot always integrate the matter as a standalone subject, and there is not a consensus among academic authorities on which is the best way to include this topic in the Mechanical Engineering curriculum. Moreover, experience shows it is difficult for teachers and students to deal with such a complex matter in a limited number of hours. This paper presents a simple and proven methodology, based on the use of natural coordinates and MATLAB¿, to teach kinematic and dynamic analysis of 3D multibody systems as part of more general subjects. The achievable theory level is showed in detail by means of a practical but non trivial example: a closed-chain 3D robot. To date, thanks to this methodology, about 400 students over the last 10 years have learnt the basic elements of MBS theory within a Numerical Methods subject for Mechanical Engineering students at the Technical University of Madrid. This methodology overcomes the aforesaid time and complexity difficulties and turns out to be one of the simplest approaches to teach MBS in short undergraduate courses.
Nombre congreso
5th Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics 2010, Kyoto
Tipo de participación
Lugar del congreso
August 23¿26, 2010, Kyoto, Japan
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  • Autor: Alfonso Callejo Goena (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Javier Garcia de Jalon De la Fuente (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Inv. en Seguridad e Impacto Medioambiental de Vehículos y Transportes (GIVET)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto Universitario de Investigación del Automóvil (INSIA)
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