generalized force


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generalized force

[′jen·rə‚līzd ′fȯrs]
(mechanics)
The generalized force corresponding to a generalized coordinate is the ratio of the virtual work done in an infinitesimal virtual displacement, which alters that coordinate and no other, to the change in the coordinate.
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As input in the model, using actuators, can be chose between the generalized force and position/speed/acceleration of the motor joints.
Which generalized force gives the required gripping force?
The local forces (distributed in the unit of area) or the concentrated forces acting in the main element's nodes may be considered to be the generalized forces.
The equations of motion (Equation (2)) for the rotor bearing system are obtained using a Lagrangian formulation (VANCE, 1988), with X, Y, [alpha] e [beta] as the generalized coordinates of the system and F and M as the generalized forces and moments, respectively.
The generalized forces associated with the above kinematic quantities are: (a) the force and (b) the couple between A and B, represented by the vector [t.
2) and (3), [tau] is vector of generalized forces and [K.
The active loads in the form of generalized forces resulting from carrying out the cutting process and a force originating from the drive were modelled.
where {x} is generalized coordinates and {f} is generalized forces.

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