Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

40, 2, pp. 449-463, Warsaw 2002

Interactions between vibrations of flexible links and base motion of manipulators

Iwona Adamiec-Wójcik
The paper presents an application of the Rigid Finite Element Method to modelling of flexible links of a manipulator. The equations of motion are derived assuming that the base motion is not known and thus it depends on generalised co-ordinates. Numerical calculations are carried out in order to show not only the influence of the base motion on vibrations of the flexible links but also the reverse connection.
Keywords: dynamic analysis; flexibility of links; changing configuration