Re: Rigid body equations

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg74011] Re: Rigid body equations*From*: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>*Date*: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 04:57:45 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK*References*: <esdjgh$ooe$1@smc.vnet.net>

Robert Pigeon wrote: > Greetings, > Does any one worked out the rigid body equations (in 3D) in a notebook? I > have to "simulate" the dynamics of an helicopter at work and most people are > using other systems. I prefer to work with Mathematica for reasons > that should be obvious to people in this list! But it is not for my > colleagues at work. > It will be an interesting challange to implement those equations in > Mathematica. At the end I will want to input some initial conditions (like > speed, trun speed,...) and get the dynamics (new speed, attitude,...). > Good references will be appreciated also... ! Hi Robert, You should have a look at the IMTEK Mathematica Supplement (IMS). See http://www.imtek.uni-freiburg.de/simulation/mathematica/IMSweb/index.html Also, whenever one is looking for some code, one should try Google's CodeSearch. In your case, go to http://www.google.com/codesearch and enter the keywords lang:mathematica rigid body equation Regards, Jean-Marc