Symbolic Modeling of Flexible Robotic Manipulators
Book, Wayne John
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This paper presents a new systematic algorithm to symbolically derive the full nonlinear dynamic equations of motion of multi-link flexible manipulators. Lagrange's-assumed modes method is the basis of the new algorithm and adapted in a way suitable for symbolic manipulation by digital computers. The advantages of obtaining dynamic equations in symbolic form and of the presented algorithm are discussed. Application of the algorithm to a two-link flexible arm example via a commercially available symbolic manipulation program is presented. Simulation results are given and discussed.