SPACAR — Computer Program for Dynamic Analysis of Flexible Spatial Mechanisms and Manipulators. In this contribution the theoretical background of the computer program SPACAR is presented. The program is based on the finite element formulation for multi-degree of freedom mechanisms. A brief survey of the program and its major modules is given. Three examples, the mechanism and the robot in this handbook and a cantilever beam vibrating with large amplitude, are included to illustrate the capabilities of the program. (SPACAR: a software subroutine package for simulation of the behavior of biomechanical systems.)

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  1. Rockenfeller, R.; Günther, M.: Extracting low-velocity concentric and eccentric dynamic muscle properties from isometric contraction experiments (2016)
  2. Boer, S.E.; Aarts, R.G.K.M.; Meijaard, J.P.; Brouwer, D.M.; Jonker, J.B.: A nonlinear two-node superelement with deformable-interface surfaces for use in flexible multibody systems (2015)
  3. Boer, S.E.; Aarts, R.G.K.M.; Meijaard, J.P.; Brouwer, D.M.; Jonker, J.B.: A nonlinear two-node superelement for use in flexible multibody systems (2014)
  4. Aarts, R.G.K.M.; Meijaard, J.P.; Jonker, J.B.: Flexible multibody modelling for exact constraint design of compliant mechanisms (2012)
  5. Meijaard, J.P.; Brouwer, D.M.; Jonker, J.B.: Analytical and experimental investigation of a parallel leaf spring guidance (2010)
  6. Van Dijk, J.: Mechatronic design of hard-mount concepts for precision equipment (2009)
  7. Meijaard, J.P.; Papadopoulos, Jim M.; Ruina, Andy; Schwab, A.L.: Linearized dynamics equations for the balance and steer of a bicycle: a benchmark and review (2007)
  8. Waiboer, R.R.; Aarts, R.G.K.M.; Jonker, J.B.: Application of a perturbation method for realistic dynamic simulation of industrial robots (2005)
  9. Aarts, R. G. K. M.; Jonker, J. B.: Dynamic simulation of planar flexible link manipulators using adaptive modal integration (2002)
  10. Schwab, A.L.; Meijaard, J.P.: Small vibrations superimposed on a prescribed rigid body motion (2002)
  11. Schwab, A. L.; Meijaard, J. P.; Meijers, P.: A comparison of revolute joint clearance models in the dynamic analysis of rigid and elastic mechanical systems (2002)
  12. Jonker, J. B.; Aarts, R. G. K. M.: A perturbation method for dynamic analysis and simulation of flexible manipulators. (2001)
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