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Re: Mechanical Systems Problem

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  • Subject: [mg14895] Re: Mechanical Systems Problem
  • From: kelm <kelm at>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 17:48:18 -0500
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


if your system is as trivial as your example there is no need for even
the simplest simulation program. The example you gave can easily be
solved analytically.  Instead of trying to solve the problem using
dynamic analysis tools you may better get a book on mechanics.


Richard Cooper wrote:

> Hi All,
> Here's a question. Is it possible to use the app "Mechanical Systems" to
> model a system where the velocity of a body depends on it's location?
> For example, Say I have a body moving along a line which starts with a
> velocity of 4 m/s and has a constant (unknown) deceleration which
> brings it to a stop 25 m from the start point. Can I model this system
> (and find the deceleration) or is it outside the scope of Mechanical
> Systems?
> Thanks in advance,
> Rich.

Peter Kelm
kelm at
INA-TB (Analysis department)
INA Waelzlager Schaeffler oHG
D-91074 Herzogenaurach

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