Application of Principle of Work and Energy in Its Differential Form to MDOF Systems
AbstractThis paper is intended to reveal some new aspects of the principle of work and energy in its differential form. A theorem is given to state the principle of work and energy in differential form that can be applied alone to build up all the dynamical equations of a special class of MDOF mechanical systems. Some illustrations and discussions are presented to demonstrate the refined applicability of the principle of work and energy in its differential form through the comparison with the Lagrange equation method.
Keywords: kinetic energy theorem, applicability, limitation, MDOF system, Lagrange equation, generalized coordinates
How to Cite
Xue, Y., Su, Z. and Wang, H. (2015) “Application of Principle of Work and Energy in Its Differential Form to MDOF Systems”, Periodica Polytechnica Mechanical Engineering, 59(2), pp. 60-64. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPme.7660.