C07 - Constrained Pendulum

The ARGESIM Benchmark C07 Constrained Pendulum comes from classical mechanics. The physical  pendulum hits a pin - a state event, whereby length and angular velocity change discontinuously. Tasks are proper description of the hit (and release) event, either by switching constructs or by structural-dynamic model approaches, influence of nonlinearities, and boundary value calculations.

This benchmark is of high educational interest, as various techniques can be used for the necessary model change, and a proper state space transformation results in much easier hit- and release-events. There is also a clever way around the boundary value problem.

Modellers and simulationists are invited to prepare, to realise, and to submit a

  • C07 Benchmark Solution  with concise description of model implementation and experimentation tasks with a specific modelling approach for dynamics and state events (two pages SNE), or preferably a
  • C07 Benchmark Report with adequate detailed description of model implementation with variants (coordinate transformations, structural-variable model, etc.) and more detailed experiment formulations (four to six pages SNE).



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Simulation Notes Europe SNE 31(4), 2021, 239-254
DOI: 10.11128/sne.31.bne07.10589

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Anna E. Stockinger | Elisabeth Gütl | Stefan A. Rath | Dominik Strasser | Martin Bicher | Andreas Körner | Horst Ecker

Simulation Notes Europe SNE 29(2), 2019, 105-110
DOI: 10.11128/sne.29.bne07.10478

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SNE 16(3-4), 2006, 67-68

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Johannes Morgenbesser, Philipp Harms, Felix Breitenecker

SNE 15(43), 2005, 27

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Stefan Pawlik, F. Breitenecker

SNE 13(37), 2003, 25

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M. Jach, K. Vogel, R. Hohmann

SNE 13(37), 2003, 24

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Michael Wibmer

SNE 12(35/36), 2002, 80

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Alexander Kittenberger

SNE 12(35/36), 2002, 79

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Florian Judex

SNE 12(35/36), 2002, 78

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Alexei Filippov, Alexei Kornev

SNE 11(32/33), 2001, 46

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