A Topological Procedure for Converting a Bond Graph to a Linear Graph

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J. R. Ort

Comptek Research Corporation, Buffalo, N. Y.

H. R. Martens

Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N. Y.

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 96(3), 307-314 (Sep 01, 1974) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426807 History: Received April 04, 1974; Online July 13, 2010


A procedure for converting causally assigned bond graphs into corresponding linear graphs is presented. Topological relations between bond graphs and linear graphs are stipulated. Correspondences between bonds of a bond graph and edges of a system graph, power flows on bonds and orientation of edges, and a causal assignment and the selection of a tree are discussed. Special consideration is given to the uniqueness of the results, odd loops, and causal loops.

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