Experimental and analytical investigation of inertial propulsion mechanisms and motion simulation of rigid multi-body mechanical systems

Mohammed Almesallmy, University of Rhode Island

Abstract

Methodologies are developed for dynamic analysis of mechanical systems with emphasis on inertial propulsion systems. This work adopted the Lagrangian methodology. Lagrangian methodology is the most efficient classical computational technique, which we call Equations of Motion Code (EOMC). The EOMC is applied to several simple dynamic mechanical systems for easier understanding of the method and to aid other investigators in developing equations of motion of any dynamic system. In addition, it is applied to a rigid multibody system, such as Thomson IPS [Thomson 1986]. Furthermore, a simple symbolic algorithm is developed using Maple software, which can be used to convert any nonlinear n-order ordinary differential equation (ODE) systems into 1st-order ODE system in ready format to be used in Matlab software. ^ A side issue, but equally important, we have started corresponding with the U.S. Patent office to persuade them that patent applications, claiming gross linear motion based on inertial propulsion systems should be automatically rejected. The precedent is rejection of patent applications involving perpetual motion machines. ^

Subject Area

Engineering, Aerospace|Engineering, Mechanical|Engineering, System Science

Recommended Citation

Mohammed Almesallmy, "Experimental and analytical investigation of inertial propulsion mechanisms and motion simulation of rigid multi-body mechanical systems" (2006). Dissertations and Master's Theses (Campus Access). Paper AAI3239899.
http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/dissertations/AAI3239899

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