Dynamics of a 3D elastic string pendulum

Taeyoung Lee, Melvin Leok, N. Harris McClamroch
2009 Proceedings of the 48h IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) held jointly with 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference  
This paper presents an analytical model and a geometric numerical integrator for a rigid body connected to an elastic string, acting under a gravitational potential. Since the point where the string is attached to the rigid body is displaced from the center of mass of the rigid body, there exist nonlinear coupling effects between the string deformation and the rigid body dynamics. A geometric numerical integrator, refereed to as a Lie group variational integrator, is developed to numerically
more » ... d to numerically preserve the Hamiltonian structure of the presented model and its Lie group configuration manifold. These properties are illustrated by a numerical simulation.
doi:10.1109/cdc.2009.5399611 dblp:conf/cdc/LeeLM09 fatcat:nua7hbborffkljebkuj7le2f4i