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Homework Help: Equations of impact

  1. Jul 17, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    I have a problem to calculate the equations of impact (not elastic) of a chain of links.
    The goal is to have joint velocities of the links after impact.

    I know how to do this without a dependent variabele, see my attempt in
    http://student.vub.ac.be/~jdhoker/Equations_of_impact.pdf [Broken]

    But I have no idea how to incorporate the dependent unknown. Any ideas are welcome!

    2. Relevant equations

    All info and relevant equations are also in the file because I'm not familiar with Latex.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The attempt is also in the pdf.

    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 17, 2010 #2
    Can this be a solution? But I'm very unsure about it...

    I've tried to describe that the joint velocities variation is dependent on multiple links.

    [PLAIN]http://student.vub.ac.be/~jdhoker/solution.jpg [Broken]

    Please help :-) !
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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