ESR 7:
Multibody formulation for the analysis of wire-rope reeving systems


Development of a general flexible multibody formulation for physically meaningful automatic modelling and real-time simulation of reeving systems as a set of rigid bodies connected with wire ropes or belts using sheaves or reels. The dynamics of many industrial machines (e.g. cranes, printers, elevators, deployable structures, … ) fit to this definition.

Expected Results

A computational code for the automatic generation and numerical solution of the equations of motion of reeving systems based on a systematic and well-structured set of input data. The model must show the overall dynamic of the system for common operation condition of industrial machines based on the knowledge of commonly used parameters associated to the wire ropes, sheaves, reels and drive motors.

Current Activities

Job offer (expired)

Host Institution

University of Seville, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


Further information

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