Dynamic Analysis and Fatigue Life Prediction of a Very Flexible Component in Multibody System


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Recently, the finite element absolute nodal coordinate formulation(ANCF) was developed for large deformation analysis of flexible bodies in multi-body dynamics. This formulation is based on finite element procedures and the general continuum mechanics theory to represent elastic forces. In this paper, a computational method, which predicts the dynamic and structural properties of a very flexible beam in a multibody system, is presented based on Euler-Bernoulli beam theory and ANCF. In order to consider the dynamic interaction between a continuous large deformable beam and a rigid multibody system, a combined system equations of motion was derived by adopting absolute nodal coordinates and rigid body coordinates. The efficiency and reliability of the computational results are verified by comparison with a commercial program. These methods can be applied for predicting the dynamic stress and fatigue life of the wire harness used in a robot system. The process of predicting the fatigue life using the proposed method in this paper may be applied to continuous mechanical parts of various dynamic systems.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 321-323)

Edited by:

Seung-Seok Lee, Joon Hyun Lee, Ik Keun Park, Sung-Jin Song, Man Yong Choi




J. W. Yoon et al., "Dynamic Analysis and Fatigue Life Prediction of a Very Flexible Component in Multibody System", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 321-323, pp. 1597-1600, 2006

Online since:

October 2006




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