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Hamilton’s Equations With Euler Parameters for Rigid Body Dynamics Modeling

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Ravishankar Shivarama, Eric P. Fahrenthold

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 126(1), 124-130 (Apr 12, 2004) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1649977 History: Received August 01, 2002; Revised August 21, 2003; Online April 12, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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First example problem, numerical solution for the Euler parameters versus time; note that the Euler parameters e1 and e2 are identically zero, and along with the computed solutions for e0 and e3 determine the nonzero Euler angle in accordance with Eq. (2)
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Second example problem, torque free motion of a rigid body, numerical solution for the angular momenta versus time
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Second example problem, torque free motion of a rigid body, numerical solution for the Euler parameters versus time; note that the Euler parameters are continuous functions
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Second example problem, torque free motion of a rigid body, computed Euler angles versus time; note the discontinuities in the Euler angles
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Third example problem, translation and rotation of a spinning top, numerical solution for the normalized components of the angular momentum versus time
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Third example problem, translation and rotation of a spinning top, numerical solution for the center of mass position versus time
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First example problem, rotating disk with a translational spring suspension
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First example problem, comparison of Euler angle based and Hamiltonian solutions for the angular momenta versus time; the computed Hamiltonian component hz agrees with the Euler angle solution (diamond symbols) obtained using Eq. (46), while the Hamiltonian components hx and hy are identically zero

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