Bond graph modelling of multibody dynamics and its symbolic scheme

Takehiko Kawase*, Hiroaki Yoshimura

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A bond graph method of modelling multibody dynamics is demonstrated. Specifically, a symbolic generation scheme which fully utilizes the bond graph information is presented. It is also demonstrated that structural understanding and representation in bond graph theory is quite powerful for the modelling of such large scale systems, and that the non-energic multiport of junction structure, which is a multiport expression of the system structure, plays an important role, as first suggested by Paynter. The principal part of the proposed symbolic scheme, that is, the elimination of excess variables, is done through tearing and interconnection in the sense of Kron using newly defined causal and causal coefficient arrays.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)917-940
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of the Franklin Institute
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Applied Mathematics


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