Kinematic and Dynamic Analysis in Mathematica
Minimize your rigid-body-system design time and explore more design
options with MechanicalSystems. This powerful package speeds up your
prototyping and simulation tasks, helping you develop and modify
complex models as well as instantly visualize and analyze your design
Using the complete library of over 50 two- and three-dimensional
geometric constraints in MechanicalSystems, you can easily
model complex mechanical relationships and define custom algebraic
constraints to model nongeometric or control relationships. The
object-oriented, model-building commands let you assemble constraints
into a complete mechanism that can be solved for component position,
velocity, and acceleration. By applying loads to the model, you can
quickly solve for static reaction forces at mechanism joints or for
dynamic forces when inertia properties are defined. The special
Adams-Bashforth integrator, highly optimized for 3D motion problems,
provides efficient forward dynamics simulations for underconstrained
MechanicalSystems can also return mathematical components of a
model in symbolic form, including equations of motion, algebraic
constraints, inertia matrices, and Coriolis forces. To visualize
mechanism motion, extensive graphics functions let you locate and
animate complex images.
The package comes with electronic documentation.
MechanicalSystems 2.1.1 requires Mathematica 7 or 8 and is available for all Mathematica
MechanicalSystems is © 1994-2011 Robert Beretta.