Three-axis platform simulation: Bond graph and Lagrangian approach

Martin Tiernego, J.J. van Dixhoorn

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    A bond graph model is derived for the geometric constraints of a three-axis flight table. Gimbal dynamics are easily added even in asymmetrical and unbalanced cases. A method is introduced to make the local dependent inertias computable. The bond graph compares favourably to the Lagrangian approach as to modelling effort and accessibility of intermediate variables as well as having computational advantages.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)185-204
    JournalJournal of the Franklin Institute
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1979


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