Task: get basic knowledge of how to work with the symbolic toolbox in the MATLAB software package (Part 1).
MATLAB is probably best known for its capability to perform numerical computations. This is particularly true when you consider the native capability of MATLAB itself. With the addition of the Symbolic Math Toolbox included in the student edition and the Extended Symbolic Math Toolbox, however, MATLAB can perform true symbol computations. MATLAB achieves its symbolic capability via the symbolic processor engine. Continue reading
Task: demonstrate the step-by-step creation and subsequent simulation of a double pendulum in MapleSim.
For this example, we will need the following components from the multibody library:
- the fixed frame component
- the rigid body frame component
- the revolute joint component
- the rigid body component
Task: using Catia, record the results of foot pedal analysis in terms of the maximum displacement and the maximum von Mises stress in a table and comment on the results. The run time of the parabolic elements with element size of 0.1 could be substantial depending on the type of processor used.