Modified Adams-Moulton predictor-corrector method in solving multibody dynamical systems

S. D. Wu*, J. C. Chiou, Y. C. Lin

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A modified Adams-Moulton predictor-corrector method is proposed to solve multibody dynamical systems. The proposed method is obtained by combining an Adams-Bashforth predictor method and an Adams-Moulton corrector method with derived weighting coefficients. With the modification, the accuracy of the proposed method is almost one order of magnitude better than the Adams-Moulton predictor-corrector method with the same step size. Stability limits of the proposed method are also studied. Because the present method has greater stability limits than Adams-Moulton predictor-corrector methods, the proposed method has good robustness during the process of time integration. A crank-slider mechanism is used as an example to investigate the capability of the proposed method in solving multibody dynamic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-218
Number of pages18
JournalMechanics of Structures and Machines
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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