In proceedings IASTED International Conference, Robotics and Manufacturing, pp. 197-200, Honolulu, August 1996.
Modeling and simulation of physical systems I: An introduction to Lagrangian DAEs
Richard A. Layton and Brian C. Fabien

A unified approach for modeling engineering systems is presented for discrete systems comprising mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermal elements. Analysis is based on Lagrange's energy method and Paynter's physical systems theory. Models are systematically formulated as sets of differential-algebraic equations from energy, constraint, and virtual work expressions. The method is easy to apply and is suitable for computer implementation.

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