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Interesting links

Multibody systems dynamics

Dynamic simulation resources

Dynamic simulation packages

  • Modelica.
  • Virtual Physics, The realtime dynamics simulation library. LINK SEEMS TO BE DEAD AT THE MOMENT!
  • freeCAD. Free package, some advertising though (pop-up).
  • Universal Mechanism. Package for dynamic simulation of planar and spatial mechanical systems.
  • WATT Mechanism Suite. Package for synthesis of mechanical systems.
  • ADAMS. Functional virtual prototyping tools for building, testing, reviewing, and improving mechanical systems before committing to physical prototypes.
  • DADS. Computer-aided design.
  • Concurrent-Dynamics.

C++ programming

openGL programming

Multibody systems conferences

  • EUROMECH Colloquium 476, Real-time Simulation and Virtual Reality Applications of Multibody Systems, 13-16 March 2006, Ferrol, Spain.
  • ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, fifth ASME International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics and Control, 24th-28th September 2005, Long Beach, California.
  • ENOC 2005, fifth EUROMECH Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, 7th-12th August 2005, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • ECCOMAS Thematic Conference 2005, Multibody Dynamics 2005, 21th-24th August 2005, Madrid, Spain.
  • MuSMe 2005, 2nd International Symposium on Multibody Systems and Mechatronics, 6th-9th March 2005, Uberlandia, Brazil.
  • XI DINAME, International Symposium on Dynamic Problems of Mechanics, 28th February-4th March 2005, Ouro Preto, Brazil.
  • ECCOMAS 2004, 4th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, 24th-28th July 2004, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
  • ICTAM 2004, XXI International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 15th-21th August 2004, Warsaw, Poland.
  • MBD-MST 2004, Multi-body Dynamics: Monitoring & Simulation Techniques, 12th-13th July 2004, Leicestershire, UK.
  • ROMANSKY 2004, 15th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Robot Design, Dynamics and Control, 14th-18th June 2004, Long Montreal, Canada.

Computer Graphics


Own source code

  • generateLinEquSolver.cpp. This program generates a specific solver for a symmetrical set of linear equations of given dimension. It uses the Cholesky decomposition method. Not an all-purpose code!
  • Pics.

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