WIT Press

Object Oriented Modelling Of A Smart Structure

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SM000051

Volume

46

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

788 kb

Author(s)

D.S. Necsulescu

Abstract

Object oriented modeling of a smart structure D.S. Necsulescu Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada. Abstract The Object Oriented Modelling approach permits modular development of a smart structure simulator. Textual programming of smart structures simulators is time consuming and often requires reprogramming to account for design changes. Object Oriented Modelling facilitates interchangeabi 1 ity of modules, permits the development of a library of reusable modules and can be easily formulated as a graphical programming approach. This approach permits rapid prototyping and results in an increase in the number of design alternatives that can be evaluated in a short period of time. This paper presents the Object Oriented Modelling approach using across- through cut variables and multipole models of the flexible structures and actuators. The across-through cut variables allow the analysis of power transfer from one module to another. Modular modellin

Keywords