WIT Press


Dynamic Modeling Of Spatial Flexible Manipulators

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM970251

Volume

17

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

897 kb

Author(s)

Mehrdad Farid and Stanislaw Lukasiewicz

Abstract

Dynamic modeling of spatial flexible manipulators Mehrdad Farid and Stanislaw Lukasiewicz Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada ABSTRACT In this paper, a redundant Lagrangian/Finite element approach is proposed to model the dynamics of multi-link spatial manipulators. The links are assumed to be deformable due to bending and torsion. The elastic deformations of each link are expressed in its tangential (clamped free) local floating frame. The constraint equations due to the connectivity of the links are added to the equations of motion of the system by Using Lagrange multipliers. The resulting mixed set of nonlinear differential equations and algebraic equations (DAEs) are solved numerically to predict the dynamic behavior of the system. 1 INTRODUCTION Today's conventional robots are made very heavy to achieve high stiffness which increases the accuracy of their motion. However, this heaviness limits their speed and

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