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Simulation methods of rigid holonomic multibody systems with bond graphs

  • Bond graph software can simulate bond graph models without the user needing to manually derive equations. This offers the power to model larger and more complex systems than in the past. Multibond graphs (those with vector bonds) offer a compact model which further eases handling multibody systems. Although multibond graphs can be simulated successfully, the use of vector bonds can present difficulties. In addition, most qualitative, bond graph–based exploitation relies on the use of scalar bonds. This article discusses the main methods for simulating bond graphs of multibody systems, using a graphical software platform. The transformation between models with vector and scalar bonds is presented. The methods are then compared with respect to both time and accuracy, through simulation of two benchmark models. This article is a tutorial on the existing methods for simulating three-dimensional rigid and holonomic multibody systems using bond graphs and discusses the difficulties encountered. It then proposes and adapts methods for simulating this type of system directly from its bond graph within a software package. The value of this study is in giving practical guidance to modellers, so that they can implement the adapted method in software.

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Document Type:Article
Author:Benjamin BoudonORCiD, Thu Thuy Dang, Rebecca Margetts, Wolfgang Borutzky, François Malburet
Parent Title (English):Advances in Mechanical Engineering
First Page:1
Last Page:29
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Date of first publication:2019/03/16
Copyright:This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Keyword:Bond graph; closed kinematic chain; modelling methodology; multibody system; multibond graphs; simulation
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Informatik
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
Entry in this database:2019/03/16
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International