Assistant lecturer at the Public University of Navarra, José Javier Gil Soto, is the author of the thesis “Preprocesser for dynamic simulation of multibody systems based on symbolic algebra”. The work undertakes the conceptual development and subsequent implementation of a symbolic system that enables the putting forward and resolution, in a simple manner, of the most common problems in classical mechanics.
The study undertaken by José Javier Gil Soto centred on the simulation of mechanical systems. The thesis begins with a review of the literature on the subject and then there is a description of the implementation of a symbolic language, based on the MatLab-Maple symbolic engine, specific to DSM. MatLab is a matricial and symbolic calculus programme. We chose this because, from the users’ point of view, it had a number of advantages compared to other programming languages. The developed tool enables the user to put forward dynamic equations for a mechanical system in a symbolic manner and subsequently resolve them numerically.
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