02828cam a2200229 i 4500008004100000020002900041042000800070082001300078100003000091245008800121250002000209260004800229300004500277365001400322504005100336520098200387520114501369600002102514650002402535650002302559650001602582130520s2014 nyua b 001 0 eng a9781107042650 (hardback) apcc00a531/.1131 aShabana, Ahmed A.,d1951-10aDynamics of multibody systems /cAhmed A. Shabana, University of Illinois, Chicago. aFourth edition. aNew yorkbCambridge University Presscc2013 axii, 384 pages :billustrations ;c26 cm aINRb7561 aIncludes bibliographical references and index. a"This enhanced fourth edition of Dynamics of Multibody Systems includes an additional chapter that provides explanations of some of the fundamental issues addressed in the book, as well as new detailed derivations of some important problems. Many common mechanisms such as automobiles, space structures, robots, and micromachines have mechanical and structural systems that consist of interconnected rigid and deformable components. The dynamics of these large-scale multibody systems are highly nonlinear, presenting complex problems that in most cases can only be solved with computer-based techniques. The book begins with a review of the basic ideas of kinematics and the dynamics of rigid and deformable bodies before moving on to more advanced topics and computer implementation. The book's wealth of examples and practical applications will be useful to graduate students, researchers, and practising engineers working on a wide variety of flexible multibody systems"-- a"The fourth edition of Dynamics of Multibody Systems, which introduces multibody dynamics with an emphasis on flexible body dynamics, includes a new chapter and detailed derivations of some important equations. Systems such as mechanisms, vehicles, space structures, robots, and micromachines can be modeled as mechanical and structural systems that consist of interconnected rigid and deformable components. The dynamics of these multibody systems are highly nonlinear, presenting complex problems that in most cases can be solved only with computer-based techniques. The book begins with a review of the basic ideas of kinematics and the dynamics of rigid and deformable bodies before moving on to more advanced topics and computer implementation. This enhanced fourth edition includes an additional chapter that provides explanations of some of the fundamental issues addressed in the book, as well as new detailed derivations of some important equations. The book's wealth of examples and practical applications will be useful to graduate students, researchers, and practicing engineers who have interest in multibody system dynamics"-- aSHABANA,AHMED A. 0aPhysics - Dynamics. 0aMultibody systems. 0aKinematics.