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MBDyn Tutorial

MBDyn 1.4.0
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MBDyn is free general-purpose multibody dynamics analysis software that has been developed at Politecnico di Milano. MBDyn enables us to simulate complex mechanical systems such as car suspensions, robots, and wind turbines and study their motions and forces. This tutorial explains how to use MBDyn through simple examples.

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Multibody dynamics analysis basics
  3. Free-Falling Body (1) - Flow of MBDyn analysis
  4. Free-Falling Body (2) - Basic structure of input file
  5. Free-Falling Body (3) - Defining rigid body: structural node and body
  6. Free-Falling Body (4) - Techniques to make input file more readable
  7. Free-Falling Body (5) - Processing output data (basics)
  8. Free-Rotating Block (1) - Principal moment of inertia
  9. Free-Rotating Block (2) - Experiment: stability about principal axes of inertia
  10. Free-Rotating Block (3) - Outputting motion of arbitrary point using dummy node
  11. Free-Rotating Block (4) - Processing output data (general)
  12. Making animation
  13. Various ways to define general and orientation matrices
  14. Double Rigid Pendulum (1) - Revolute pin/hinge
  15. Double Rigid Pendulum (2) - Reference
  16. Double Rigid Pendulum (3) - Joint output
  17. Crank-Slider Mechanism (1) - Clamp, in-line, prismatic joints
  18. Crank-Slider Mechanism (2) - Axial rotation joint and drive caller
  19. Crank-Slider Mechanism (3) - Structural force, template drive caller
  20. Crank-Slider Mechanism (4) - Parameter study
  21. Gyro-Moment Experiment Machine - Drive hinge, scalar function drive
  22. Spring-Mass-Damper System (1) - Force and plugin variable
  23. Spring-Mass-Damper System (2) - Deformable joints and constitutive law
  24. Defining and using scalar functions
  25. A way to visualize scalar functions - Abstract node and genel clamp
  26. A simple model of cllision and contact

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