Two models for hydraulic cylinders in flexible multibody simulations

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    In modelling hydraulic cylinders interaction between the structural response and the hydraulic system needs to be taken into account. In this chapter two approaches for modelling flexible multibody systems coupled with hydraulic actuators i.e. cylinders are presented and compared. These models are the truss-elementlike cylinder and bending flexible cylinder models. The bending flexible cylinder element is a super-element combining the geometrically exact Reissner-beam element, the C1-continuous slide-spring element needed for the telescopc movement and the hydraulic fluid field. Both models are embeded with a friction model based on a bristle approach. The models are implemented in a finite element enviroment. In time the coupled stiff differential equation system is integrated using the L-stable Rosenbrock method.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputational Methods for Solids and Fluids
    Subtitle of host publicationMultiscale Analysis, Probability Aspects and Model Reduction
    Number of pages31
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-27996-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-27994-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Publication typeA3 Book chapter

    Publication series

    NameComputational Methods in Applied Sciences
    ISSN (Print)1871-3033

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 0

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computational Mathematics
    • Modelling and Simulation
    • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering


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