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An Implicit Time-Stepping Method for Multibody Systems with Intermittent Contact

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An Implicit Time-Stepping Method for Multibody Systems with Intermittent Contact
— In this paper we present an implicit time-stepping scheme for multibody systems with intermittent contact by incorporating the contact constraints as a set of complementarity and algebraic equations within the dynamics model. Two primary sources of stability and accuracy problems in prior time stepping schemes for differential complementarity models of multibody systems are the use of polyhedral representations of smooth bodies and the approximation of the distance function (arising from the decoupling of collision detection from the solution of the dynamic time-stepping subproblem). Even the simple example of a disc rolling on a table without slip encounters these problems. We assume each object to be a convex object described by an intersection of convex inequalities. We write the contact constraints as complementarity constraints between the contact force and a distance function dependent on the closest points on the objects. The closest points satisfy a set of algebraic constra...
Nilanjan Chakraborty, Stephen Berard, Srinivas Ake
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Year 2007
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Authors Nilanjan Chakraborty, Stephen Berard, Srinivas Akella, Jeffrey C. Trinkle
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