A modern introduction to the concepts, definitions and techniques used in multibody dynamics. Covers essential topics regarding kinematics and dynamics of motion in three dimensions with analytical development including Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods as well as Newton-Euler equations. Uses computational techniques throughout to illustrate methods of solutions for authentic engineering problems.
AHMED A. SHABANA, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of a number of books, including Dynamics of Multibody Systems, Vibration of Discrete and Continuous Systems, and Theory of Vibration: An Introduction.