Planar Multibody Dynamics: Formulation, Programming with MATLAB®, and Applications (2nd Edition) – eBook


  • Author: Parviz E. Nikravesh
  • File Size: 12 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 430 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition
  • Publication Date: September 3, 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1138096121
  • ISBN-13: 9781138096127


Planar Multibody Dynamics: Formulation, Programming with MATLAB, and Applications, 2nd Edition, (PDF) provides sets of methodologies for analyzing the dynamics of mechanical systems, such as machineries and mechanisms, with coverage of both modern and classical principles. Using easy, clear and concise language, the ebook introduces fundamental theories, computational methods, and program development for analyzing simple to complex systems. MATLAB® is used throughout, with examples beginning with basic commands before introducing college students to more advanced programming techniques. The simple programs developed in each chapter come together to form complete programs for different types of analysis.


A greater range of problems, examples, and projects

A thorough discussion on modeling friction and the associated computational issues

The short MATLAB® programs that are listed in the book can be downloaded from a companion website

The preceding three sets of programs contain animation capabilities for easy visualization of the simulated motion

A new chapter on modeling impact between rigid bodies is based on two concepts known as continuous and piecewise methods

2 new chapters on the free-body diagram and vector-loop concepts demonstrate that the modern computational techniques of formulating the equations of motion are merely an organized and systematic interpretation of the classical methods

Several other MATLAB programs and their user manuals can be downloaded from the companion website including a semi-general-purpose program that allows the student to experiment with his or her own formulation of equations of motion; a general-purpose program for kinematic, inverse dynamic, and forward dynamic analysis; a special-purpose program for kinematic and inverse dynamic analysis of four-bar mechanisms

NOTE: This sale only includes the ebook Planar Multibody Dynamics: Formulation, Programming with MATLAB, and Applications, 2e, in PDF. No access codes or online software/website is included with this sale.