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    Stiffness Modeling of a Double Pantograph Transmission System: Comparison of VJM and MSA Approaches

    Received 08 September 2022; accepted 18 November 2022; published 16 December 2022

    2022, Vol. 18, no. 5, pp.  771-785

    Author(s): Shaker W. K., Klimchik A. S.

    This paper deals with the stiffness modeling of the double pantograph transmission system. The main focus is on the comparison analysis of different stiffness modeling approaches: virtual joint modeling (VJM) and matrix structural analysis (MSA). The aim of this work is to investigate the limitations of the considered approaches. To address this issue, corresponding MSA-based and VJM-based stiffness models were derived. To evaluate the deflections of the end effector, the external loads were applied in different directions at multiple points in the robot workspace. The computational cost and the difference in end-effector deflections were studied and compared. MSA was found to be 2 times faster than VJM for this structure. The results obtained showed that the MSA approach is more appropriate for the double pantograph mechanism.
    Keywords: stiffness modeling, parallel robot, double pantograph, virtual joint modeling, matrix structural analysis
    Citation: Shaker W. K., Klimchik A. S., Stiffness Modeling of a Double Pantograph Transmission System: Comparison of VJM and MSA Approaches, Rus. J. Nonlin. Dyn., 2022, Vol. 18, no. 5, pp.  771-785
    DOI:10.20537/nd221208


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