Computer simulation of interacting dynamic mechanical systems using distributed memory parallel processors

Michael C. Stanley*, Ed Colgate

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A high performance parallel processing architecture has been designed for the simulation of dynamic mechanical systems. This architecture is designed to exploit parallelism in the simulation of rigid body motion in order to achieve real-time performance. It is also capable of detecting and simulating collisions between bodies in the system. A real-time control system is incorporated for providing realistic force feedback to a human subject using a four degree of freedom manipulandum. The computer architecture also provides an interface for real-time graphics display of the mechanical simulation. The design is based on the use of the Inmos transputer, a compact microprocessor specially designed for parallel processing architectures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Robotics - 1992
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages55-61
Number of pages7
Volume42
ISBN (Print)0791811077
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1992Nov 13 1992

Other

OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period11/8/9211/13/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering

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