A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Comparing double-step and penalty-based semirecursive formulations for hydraulically actuated multibody systems in a monolithic approach

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Publication Details
Authors: Jaiswal Suraj, Rahikainen Jarkko, Khadim Qasim, Sopanen Jussi, Mikkola Aki
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Multibody System Dynamics
ISSN: 1384-5640
eISSN: 1573-272X
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access hybrid publication

The simulation of mechanical systems often requires modeling of systems of other physical nature, such as hydraulics. In such systems, the numerical stiffness introduced by the hydraulics can become a significant aspect to consider in the modeling, as it can negatively effect to the computational efficiency. The hydraulic system can be described by using the lumped fluid theory. In this approach, a pressure can be integrated from a differential equation in which effective bulk modulus is divided by a volume size. This representation can lead to numerical stiffness as a consequence of which time integration of a hydraulically driven system becomes cumbersome. In this regard, the used multibody formulation plays an important role, as there are many different procedures for the constraint enforcement and different sets of coordinates to choose from. This paper introduces the double-step semirecursive approach and compares it with a penalty-based semirecursive approach in case of coupled multibody and hydraulic dynamics within the monolithic framework. To this end, hydraulically actuated four-bar and quick-return mechanisms are analyzed as case studies. The two approaches are compared in terms of the work cycle, energy balance, constraint violation, and numerical efficiency of the mechanisms. It is concluded that the penalty-based semirecursive approach has a number of advantages compared with the double-step semirecursive approach, which is in accordance with the literature.

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