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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i] is a generalized force corresponding to the ith quasi-coordinate, and k is the number of quasi-coordinates.
Thus, the elastic potential energy is determined as a generalized force.
Generally for this purpose relation of the external torque vector with generalized force through the Jacobian matrix of manipulator is used.
Q = the generalized force applied to the ith generalized coordinate
3S(i)] can be transformed to the generalized force vector [F.
As input in the model, using actuators, can be chose between the generalized force and position/speed/acceleration of the motor joints.
The J-integral discovered independently by Rice (1968) and Cherepanov (1968) originated from a conservation law given by Eshelby (1951) who introduced an integral having the meaning of a generalized force on an elastic singularity in a continuum lattice (Bui, 2006).
Which generalized force gives the required gripping force?
2] are the generalized forces vectors, superscript 'd' denotes rigid disc.
The resulting functions transform the motion description of the system from generalized displacements x and generalized forces f([V.

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