Load assessment and analysis of impacts in multibody systems
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The evaluation of contact forces during an impact requires the use of continuous force-based methods. An accurate prediction of the impact force demands the identification of the contact parameters on a case-by-case basis. In this paper, the preimpact effective kinetic energy (Formula presented.) is put forward as an indicator of the intensity of the impact force along the contact normal direction. This represents a part of the total kinetic energy of the system that is associated with the subspace of constrained motion defined by the impact constraints at the moment of contact onset. Its value depends only on the mechanical parameters and the configuration of the system. We illustrate in this paper that this indicator can be used to characterize the impact force intensity. The suitability of this indicator is confirmed by numerical simulations and experiments
CitationGonzález, F., Kövecses, J., Font-Llagunes, J.M. Load assessment and analysis of impacts in multibody systems. "Multibody system dynamics", September 2016, vol. 38, no. 1, p. 1-19.