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Research related to MBDyn

MBDyn has been developed to serve as an analysis tool for rotorcraft research. It has been used in the past, and is currently used, in a number of research projects, partly funded by the "Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale" of the University "Politecnico di Milano" and partly funded by the industry and the national and European Institutions. Research performed by independent institutions, where MBDyn plays an important role, is also listed.


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Past and Current Projects







    • [2007-...] Fluid-Structure Interaction: EDGE 
      MBDyn is being interfaced to EDGE, a compressible URANS solver developed by FOI (Swedish Defense Research Agency). 
      Author: Luca Cavagna (cavagna AT


    • [...-2007] Package mbdyn 
      This package motivation is to turn MBDyn into a multibody dynamics library for Python, so then the user communicates with objects during the whole simulation. 
      Author: André Espaze (ded DOT espaze AT


    • [2007-2009] Blended MBDyn (discontinued)
      Graphical User Interface for MBDyn based on blender
      Author: John Kollman (mbdynug AT


    • [2007-...] Wind Turbines 
      An open effort; partially sponsored by:
      • The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Con il contributo del Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Direzione Generale per la Promozione del Sistema Paese.
      • REpower Systems AG
      • the SI PARTE! project


    • [2006-...] LIGO 
      MBDyn is used to model the seismic support of the LIGO experiment. 
      Author: Valerio Boschi (vboschi AT


    • [2006-2010] NICETRIP - Novel Innovative Competitive Effective Tilt Rotor Integrated Project

      Contract Number 030944 


    • [2006-2007] ANTASME - AdvaNced modelling Techniques for Aerospace SMEs

      MATEO (Matching Technologies and Opportunities) project. 
      ANTASME uses MBDyn to simulate the deployment of deformable satellites. 
      MBDyn is being extended to use CppAD for automatic differentiation of Jacobian matrix contributions. 




    • [2004-2008] Friendcopter - Environmentally Friendly Helicopter

      Contract Number AIP3-CT-2003-502773 



    • [2003-...] RT-MBDyn

      Distributed real-time simulation of multibody systems at DIAPM






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