A Hard-Constraint Time-Stepping Approach for Rigid Multibody Dynamics with Joints, Contact, and Friction

TitleA Hard-Constraint Time-Stepping Approach for Rigid Multibody Dynamics with Joints, Contact, and Friction
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsHart, GD, Anitescu, M
Date Published10/2003
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P1099-1003
Abstract

<p>We present a method for simulating rigid multibody dynamics with joints, contact, and friction. In this work, the nonsmooth contact and frictional constraints are represented by hard constraints. The method requires the solution of only one linear complementarity problem per step and can progress at much larger time steps than explicit penalty methods, which are currently the method of choice for most of these simulations.</p>

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