Journal article

Bond graphs: A representation for mechatronic systems

PJ Gawthrop

Mechatronics | Published : 1991


A tutorial introduction to the use of bond graphs in modelling mechatronic systems is given. Four illustrative examples of increasing complexity are given, culminating in a two link robotic arm with flexible drives. The role of symbolic algebra techniques in this context is emphasized and it is suggested that the marriage of bond graphs and symbolic techniques provides the basis of computer-based support tools for the analysis and design of mechatronic systems. © 1991.

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