Author | Schwerin, Reinhold von. author |
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Title | MultiBody System SIMulation [electronic resource] : Numerical Methods, Algorithms, and Software / by Reinhold von Schwerin |

Imprint | Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 1999 |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-58515-9 |

Descript | XX, 342 p. 24 illus. online resource |

SUMMARY

... users on the other side of the fence ... have long said that until we numerical analysts take time to write good software and get it out to the users, our ideas will not be put into action. -C.W. GEAR IN [AIKE85] This monograph is based on my doctoral thesis which I wrote durยญ ing my work at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg. One of my intentions was and still is to stress the practical aspects leading from the conception of mathematical methods to their effective and efficient realization as scientific software. In my own experience, I had always wished there had been something to guide me through this engineering process which accompanies the basic research for which there were nuยญ merous treatises dealing, e.g., with mathematical theory for descriptor systems. Therefore, I felt that writing this monograph provided a good opยญ portunity to try to fill this gap by looking at software engineering from a scientific computing angle. Thus, this monograph contains a chapยญ ter on software engineering with numerous examples from the work on MBSSIM. This is meant as a beacon for those of us who really do want to produce scientific software instead of just hacking some code. On the other hand, for those more interested in the theory of differential-algebraic equations, many bibliographical references have been included where appropriate

CONTENT

0 Introduction -- 1 Multibody Systems in Technical Mechanics -- 2 Software Engineering in Scientific Computing -- 3 Mathematical Methods for MBS in Descriptor Form -- 4 Applications -- 5 Summary: The MBSSIM Scientific Software Project -- A Odds and Ends -- A.1 Coefficients for Adaptive Adams methods -- A.2 Proof of the Local Convergence Theorems -- B WWW Pointers -- B.1 MBSSIM Userโ{128}{153}s Guide -- B.2 Visualization of Results -- B.3 Vehicle System Dynamics -- List of Figures -- List of Tables

Computer science
Software engineering
Computer simulation
Numerical analysis
Mathematical models
Computational intelligence
Computer Science
Simulation and Modeling
Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics
Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems
Numerical Analysis
Computational Intelligence
Software Engineering