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Aerospace Research and Engineering
- The Department of Aerospace Engineering of the Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), NL.
- The Department of Aerospace Engineering of the University of Liverpool, UK.
- The Department of Aerospace Engineering of the Georgia Technology Institute and State University, USA.
- The Department of Aerospace Engineering of the University of Maryland, USA.
- The Department of Aerospace Engineering of the Pennsylvania State University, USA.
- NASA Langley
- NASA Ames
- University of Maryland’s Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center
- Georgia Tech’s NRTC Rotorcraft Center
- Penn State’s Rotorcraft Center
Multibody Dynamics, Multidisciplinary Analysis and Related Software
Free/Libre, Open Source Software, and other easily accessible stuff
- 3d_mec: a program for numerical, symbolical and graphical treatment of vectorial expressions and equations in mechanics.
- Computational technologies for the visualization of symbolically modeled problems in engineering dynamics A set of package demos for the symbolic solution of open-loop rigid body systems (within Mathematica, not all that free software, though) and the numerical solution of rigid-body and beam-like open-loop systems in a Lagrangian approach. The two use a GUI based on Open CASCADE, a LGPL-like (but carefully read the license) C++ library for building GUIs. The license of the multibody software and of the GUI is unclear, but all products can be downloaded after sending an email to the developer.
- EasyDyn: a C++ library for the simulation of problems represented by second-order (or first-order) differential equations and, more particularly, multibody systems.
- KinSynth: a website for multibody-related educational software discussion and exchange, hosted by Università La Sapienza, Roma.
- MBS3D: an easy-to-use open-source general-purpose program for the dynamic simulation of multibody systems. It is entirely programmed as plain-text in MATLAB and uses a very efficient and tested mathematical semi-recursive formulation. It covers open-chain and closed-loop systems.
- MechXML: a draft for a new language to define Multibody Systems. It is based on XML (eXtensible Markup Language), the standard meta-language to data interchange. In the current version, only rigid bodies are being considered.
- Open Dynamics Engine
- Project Chrono: an Open Source Multi-Physics Simulation Engine
- Robotran: ROBOTRAN is a computer program which generates kinematic and dynamical models of multibody systems in a symbolic manner.
- FreeCASE: DIAPM’s Free(dom) Computational AeroServoElasticity site hosts links to the free software they develop.
- NeoCASS (Next generation Conceptual Aero Structural Sizing) is a free suite of Matlab modules that combines state of the art computational, analytical and semi-empirical methods to tackle all the aspects of the aero-structural analysis of a design layout at conceptual design stage.
Real-Time These are used by RT-MBDyn:
- EDF’s Code Aster
Commercial and Non-Free Stuff
(in alphabetical order)
- Delta Knowledge CHRONO
- MSC/MDI ADAMS
- IMAGINE AMESym
- LMS DADS
- DynaSym DiMoLa, one of Modelica’s interpreters
- GaTech DYMORE
- UMD HeliUM
- SAMTECH Samcef/Mecano
- INTEC SIMPACK
Sites linked to MBDyn
- Blended MBDyn: independently developed python scripts that embed MBDyn into Blender (thanks to John Kollman).
- CDL/RPI: Computational Dynamics Laboratory at RPI
- Green Eggs Report’s Referenced Links page
- Huri Batash (high wind in Nepali): a project for a free wind-turbine analysis software (check the project’s news)
- Immersive SIM Engineering
- Internet Finite Element Resources
- ISB/TGCS Software Resources page
- Multibody Links Page at the University of Waterloo
- NetCDF: an open format (and library) to store data in binary form. Experimental support is being introduced in MBDyn.
- OROCOS: Open RObot COntrol Software
- RTnet: Hard Real-Time Networking for GNU/Linux/RTAI
- Siconos, a non-smooth dynamics library developed by the Centre de Recherche at Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes of INRIA.
- SIMECS: Simulazione Integrata di Meccanica Elettronica e Controllo per sistemi Spaziali (Integrated mechatronic simulation for space systems) Dipartimento di Elettronica ed Informazione - Politecnico di Milano
- Software for differential equations page at German Scientific Computing
- Technical Committee for Multibody Dynamics of IFToMM
- The Object-Oriented Numerics Page
- Vortexje: open-source computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software that implements the source-doublet panel method for incompressible potential flow; can be coupled to MBDyn.
- Wind Turbine/Research Development
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