Multibody System Dynamics: International Research Activities


·       Individual international researchers
·       International research groups and organizations
·       Multibody simulation software
·       Conferences and workshops
·       Other links (journals, etc.)

Individual Researchers in Multibody Dynamics

International Research Groups and Organizations

·       Analytical and Computational Mechanics Laboratory , University of Illinois, U.S.A.
·       Centre for Intelligent Machines , McGill University, Canada
·       Computational Mechanics Group ,  CEIT , Spain
·       Computational Mechanics Group, Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain
·       Deployable Structures Laboratory , Cambridge University, U.K.
·       Division of Mechanical Production and Machinery , Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
·       Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
·       Institute of Mechatronics , Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg, Germany
·       Institute of Mechatronics , Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany
·       Laboratoire de Robotique , Universite Laval, Canada
·       Laboratorio de Ingenieria Mecanica , Universidad de La Coruña, Spain
·       Mechanical Design and Control Systems , National Technical University of Athens, Greece
·       Mechatronic Lab , Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
·       Mechatronics Laboratory , IIT Delhi, India
·       Motion Research Group , University of Waterloo, Canada
·       Multibody Dynamics Group , DLR, Germany
·       Multibody Mechanics , Free University of Brussels, Belgium
·       Noise and Vibration Research Group, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
·       Universal Mechanism Software Lab , Bryansk State Technical University, Russia

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Software for Multibody System Simulation

·       ADAMS by MSC Software, United States
·       alaska  by Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany
·       AUTOLEV  by OnLine Dynamics Inc., United States
·       AutoSim by Mechanical Simulation Corp., United States
·       AVL EXCITE by AVL, Austria
·       CAMeL-View by IXtronics GmbH, Germany
·       COMPAMM by CEIT, Spain
·       Dynawiz by Concurrent Dynamics International
·       HOTINT by Linz Center of Mechatronics, Austria
·       Hyperview and Motionview by Altair Engineering, United States
·       LMS Virtual.Lab Motion by LMS, Belgium
·       MapleSim by Maplesoft, Canada
·       MECANO by Samtech, Belgium
·       MechDesigner by PSMotion, United Kingdom
·       MBDyn by Politecnico di Milano, Italy
·       MBSoft by Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
·       NEWEUL by University of Stuttgart, Germany
·       RecurDyn by Function Bay Inc., Korea
·       ReDySim by Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
·       RoboAnalyzer by Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
·       Robotran by Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
·       SAM by Artas Engineering Software, The Netherlands
·       SD/FAST by PTC, United States
·       Simbody by Simbios, United States
·       SimCreator by Realtime Technologies Inc., United States
·       SimMechanics by The Mathworks, United States
·       SIMPACK by INTEC GmbH, Germany
·       Sonar Simulation, by L&G Software, Switzerland
·       SPACAR by University of Twente, The Netherlands
·       TRUE by True-World, France
·       Universal Mechanism by Bryansk State Technical University, Russia
·       Working Model by Knowledge Revolution, United States

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Upcoming and Past Events

6th Joint International Conference on Multibody Dynamics: IMSD (held with 10th Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics, ACMD)
New Delhi, India
16-20 October 2022
Chair:  Prof. Subir Saha

ECCOMAS Thematic Conference: Multibody Dynamics 2021
Budapest, Hungary (held online)
12-15 December 2021
Chairs:  Prof. Gabor Stepan and Prof. Jozsef Kovecses

ECCOMAS Thematic Conference: Multibody Dynamics 2019
Duisburg, Germany
15-18 July 2019
Chair:  Prof. Andrés Kecskeméthy

International Symposium on Multibody Dynamics in Aerospace and Robotics Engineering
Beijing, China
25-29 September, 2018
Chairs:  Prof. Haiyan Hu, Prof. Caishan Liu, Prof. Ou M

9th Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics: ACMD 2018
Xi’an, China
19-23 August, 2018
Chairs: Prof. Haidong Yu and Prof. Mingdong Zhou

5th Joint International Conference on Multibody Dynamics: IMSD 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
24-28 June, 2018
Chairs:  Prof. Jorge Ambrosio

8th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference: Multibody Dynamics 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
19-22 June 2017
Chair: Prof. Michael Valášek

4th Joint International Conference on Multibody Dynamics: IMSD 2016
Montreal, Canada
29 May – 2 June, 2016
Chairs:  Prof. Jozsef Kovecses and Prof. John McPhe

Third Joint International Conference on Multibody Dynamics: IMSD 2014 (held with 7th Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics)
Busan, Korea
30 June – 3 July, 2014
Chairman:  Prof. Sung-Soo Kim

ECCOMAS Thematic Conference: Multibody Dynamics 2013,
Zagreb, Croatia
1-4 July 2013
Chairmen:  Profs. Zdravko Terze

Second Joint International Conference on Multibody Dynamics: IMSD 2012,
Stuttgart, Germany
29 May - 1 June 2012
Chairmen:  Profs. Eberhard and Zeigler

ASME-DETC:  8th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control,
Washington, D.C., USA
28-31 August 2011
Chairmen:  Profs. Balachandran and Dankowicz

ECCOMAS Thematic Conference: Multibody Dynamics 2011,
Brussels, Belgium
4-7 July 2011
Chairmen:  Profs. J.-C. Samin and P. Fisette

International Conference on Multibody Dynamics:  ICMBD 2011,
Vijayawada, India
24-26 February 2011
Chairmen:  Prof. J.S. Rao

Fifth Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics:  ACMD 2010,
Kyoto, Japan
23-26 August 2010
Chairmen:  Profs. Nobuyuki Shimizu and Wan-Suk Yoo

First Joint International Conference on Multibody Dynamics:  IMSD 2010,
Lappeenranta, Finland
25-27 May, 2010
Chairmen:  Profs. Aki Mikkola and Werner Schiehlen

ASME-DETC:  7th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Comtrol,
San Diego, California, U.S.A.
20 August - 2 September, 2009
Chairmen:  Profs. Kurt Anderson and Olivier Bauchau

ECCOMAS Thematic Conference: Multibody Dynamics 2009,
Warsaw, Poland
29 June - 2 July, 2009
Chairmen:  Profs. Krzysztof Arczewski and Janusz Frączek

EuroMech 495: Advances in Simulation of Multibody System Dynamics,
Bryansk, Russia
18-21 February, 2008
Chairman:  Prof. D. Pogorelov and Prof. W. Schiehlen

ECCOMAS Thematic Conference: Multibody Dynamics 2007,
Milano, Italy
25-28 June, 2007
Chairman:  Prof. C. Bottasso

IFToMM-2007: 12th World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science,
Besancon, France
17-21 June, 2007
Chairman:  Prof. J.-P. Merlet

ACMD-2006:  3rd Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics ,
Tokyo, Japan
1-4 August, 2006
Chairman:  Prof. Y. Suda

WCCM-2006: Computational Methods in Multibody Dynamics Simulation,
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
16-22 July 2006
Contact:  Dr. D. Negrut

ASME-DETC:  5th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Comtrol,
Long Beach, California, U.S.A.
24-28 September, 2005
Chairman:  Prof. A. Shabana

ENOC-2005: 5th Euromech Nonlinear Dynamics Conference ,
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
7-12 August, 2005
Chairman:  Prof. D. van Campen

ECCOMAS 2004: 4th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering  ,
Jyväskylä, Finland
24-28 July, 2004
Chairman:  Dr. P. Neittaanmaki

MBD-MST 2004: 3rd International Conference on Multibody Dynamics: Monitoring and Simulation Techniques ,
Loughborough, U.K.
12-13 July, 2004
Chairmen:  Dr. H. Rahnejat and Dr. S. Rothberg

ASME Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise: Fourth Symposium on Mutibody Dynamics and Vibration ,
Chicago, U.S.A.
2-6 September, 2003
Contact:  Prof. A. Shabana

IFToMM 2003:  11th World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science , Tianjin, China
18-21 August, 2003
Contact:  Prof. T. Huang

ECCOMAS Conference:  International Conference on Advances in Computational Mutibody Dynamics , Lisbon, Portugal
1-4 July, 2003
Contact:  Prof. J. Ambrosio

Euromech Colloquium:  Computer-Aided Optimization of Mechanical Systems , Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
23-27 February, 2003
Contact:  Prof. P. Eberhard

NATO ASI:  Workshop on Virtual Nonlinear Multibody Systems , Prague, Czech Republic
23 June - 3 July, 2002
Contact:  Prof. M. Valasek

First Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics , Iwaki MeiSei University, Japan
31 July - 2 August, 2002
Contact:  Associate Prof. Koichi Koganezawa

Euromech Colloquium: Computational Techniques and Applications in Nonlinear Dynamics of Structures and Multibody Systems ,
Paris, France
24-27 September, 2001
Contact:  Prof. A. Ibrahimbegovic

Symposium on Multibody Dynamics
Sixth U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics ,
Dearborn, MI, USA
August 1-4, 2001
Contact:  Prof. J. Ambrosio

Third Symposium on Multibody Dynamics and Vibration

ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference ,
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
September 9-13, 2001
Contact:  Prof. A. Shabana

Special Session on Multibody Dynamics

First M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Cambridge, MA, USA
June 12-14, 2001
Contact:  Prof. M. Borri

Other Links

·       Multibody System Dynamics journal
·       Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems journal
·       ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics
·       Mechanism and Machine Theory journal
·       Mechanics of Structures and Machines journal
·       IFToMM home page
·       IFToMM Technical Committee for Multibody Dynamics

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Last Updated on 5 January 2022, by John McPhee