A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Cone complementarity approach for dynamic analysis of multiple pendulums

Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Yu Xinxin, Dmitrochenko Oleg, Matikainen K. Marko, Orzechowski Grzegorz, Mikkola Aki
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US): Creative Commons Attribution / SAGE Publishing
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Advances in Mechanical Engineering
Volume number: 11
Issue number: 6
ISSN: 1687-8132
eISSN: 1687-8140
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access publication


The multibody system dynamics approach allows describing equations of motion for a dynamic system in a straightforward manner. This approach can be applied to a wide variety of applications that consist of interconnected components which may be rigid or deformable. Even though there are a number of applications in multibody dynamics, the contact description within multibody dynamics still remains challenging. A user of the multibody approach may face the problem of thousands or millions of contacts between particles and bodies. The objective of this article is to demonstrate a computationally straightforward approach for a planar case with multiple contacts. To this end, this article introduces a planar approach based on the cone complementarity problem and applies it to a practical problem of granular chains.

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