MBDyn serves as the basis
of a multibody analysis capability dedicated to micro-mechanical systems,
not limited to aerial vehicles.
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"A Terradynamics of Legged Locomotion on Granular Media",
by C. Li, T. Zhang, D. I. Goldman
is published on Science, 22 March 2013, Vol. 339 no. 6126 pp. 1408-1412,
The simulations are based on MBDyn; see the supplementary material for discussion.
R. Malhan, J. Baeder, I. Chopra, P. Masarati,
"Investigation of Aerodynamics of Flapping Wings for MAV Applications using Experiments and CFD-CSD Analysis",
5th International Specialists' Meeting on Unmanned Rotorcraft and Network Centric Operations, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, January 22-24, 2013.
2013-02-15: the manuscript "Ground fluidization promotes rapid running of a lightweight robot"
by T. Zhang, F. Qian, C. Li, P. Masarati, A. M. Hoover, P. Birkmeyer, A. Pullin, R. S. Fearing, D. I. Goldman
is accepted for publication by The International Journal of Robotics Research, the no. 1 ranked Robotics journal.
Tingnan Zhang developed molecular dynamics as a CUDA run-time loadable module for MBDyn.
molecular dynamics (MD) is used to model granular soil in a dedicated module for MBDyn.
MBDyn 1.5.0 is the first public release of the membrane element.
T. Solcia, M. Morandini, P. Masarati,
"A Membrane Element for Micro-Aerial Vehicle Fluid-Structure Interaction",
Stuttgart, Germany, May 29-June 1, 2012.
R. Malhan, V. K. Lakshminarayan, P. Masarati, J. Baeder, I. Chopra, M. Morandini, G. Quaranta,
"Investigation of Aerodynamics of Flexible Flapping Wings for MAV Applications: Methodology Validation",
AIAASDM, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 23-26, 2012.
M. Benedict, M. Mattaboni, I. Chopra, P. Masarati,
"Aeroelastic Analysis of a Micro-Air-Vehicle-Scale Cycloidal Rotor",
P. Masarati, M. Morandini, G. Quaranta, R. Vescovini,
"Multibody Analysis of a Micro-Aerial Vehicle Flapping Wing",
July 4-7, 2011, Brussels, Belgium.
P. Masarati, M. Morandini, G. Quaranta, D. Chandar, B. Roget, J. Sitaraman,
"Tightly Coupled CFD/Multibody Analysis of Flapping-Wing Micro-Aerial Vehicles",
29th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference,
June 27-30, 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
MBDyn 1.4.0 is the first public release of the shell element.
Pierangelo Masarati delivers a C++ wrapper
of the external structural mapping force element
peer library for fluid-structure interaction,
to be released soon
(eventually released with MBDyn 1.3.17).
MAV semi-span wing flapping in vacuo
(a work in progress).
M. Mattaboni, M. Benedict, P. Masarati, and I. Chopra,
"MAV-Scale Cycloidal Rotor Multibody Aeroelastic Analysis",
Lappeenranta, Finland, May 25-27, 2010.
Pierangelo Masarati delivers a generic
external structural mapping force element
and its companion peer library in C and Python,
for fluid-structure interaction, to be released soon
(eventually released with MBDyn 1.3.16).
Marco Morandini and Riccardo Vescovini deliver a geometrically exact 4-node shell element, to be released soon
(eventually released with MBDyn 1.4.0).
M. Benedict, M. Mattaboni, I. Chopra, and P. Masarati,
"Aeroelastic Analysis of a MAV-Scale Cycloidal Rotor",
51th SDM Conference,
AIAA-2010-2888, April 12-15, 2010, Orlando, Florida.
Jinwei Shen (NIA) gives an introductory presentation about MBDyn
to an Army Research Laboratory (ARL) team at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Joppa, MD.
the MBDyn team at Politecnico di Milano is awarded a grant by ARL
to support the investigation of avian-based flapping wing aeroelasticity
(duration: 1 year).
Mattia Mattaboni delivers an unsteady aerodynamics module and a cycloidal rotor induced velocity model.