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Re: Rigid body equations

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  • Subject: [mg74084] Re: Rigid body equations
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 02:01:38 -0500 (EST)
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Jean-Marc Gulliet wrote:
> 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
> Also, whenever one is looking for some code, one should try Google's 
> CodeSearch.
> In your case, go to
> and enter the keywords
> lang:mathematica rigid body equation
> Regards,
> Jean-Marc
Thanks for this - GOOGLE code looks very, very useful!

David Bailey

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