Chapter 6 -- Demonstrative application examples

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Flores, Paulo
Lankarani, Hamid M.

Flores, Paulo; Lankarani, Hamid M. 2016. Chapter 6 -- Demonstrative application examples, In: Contact Force Models for Multibody Dynamics by: Paulo Flores, Hamid M. Lankarani, ISBN: 978-3-319-30896-8, DOI:, Solid mechanics and Its applications, Springer, 2016, vol. 226:pp 135-168


In this Chapter, several demonstrative application examples are presented, that range from simple systems such as the classic bouncing ball and slider-crank mechanism with external impact on a free slider block, internal impacts of mechanisms with revolute joint clearances, to more complex systems, such as the human knee joint contact and the foot-ground interaction models. In order to keep the analysis simple, only few contact force models are utilized, namely those that provide better response in terms of accuracy and efficiency.

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