Multibody System Dynamics:  Research Activities

This web page has been set up to provide links to individuals, groups, and organizations that are involved in research related to multibody system dynamics.



·        Individual researchers

·        Research groups and organizations

·        Multibody simulation software

·        Conferences and workshops

·        Other links (journals, etc.)


Individual Researchers in Multibody Dynamics


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Research Groups and Organizations

·        Analytical and Computational Mechanics Laboratory , University of Illinois, U.S.A.

·        Centre for Intelligent Machines , McGill University, Canada

·        Computational Mechanics GroupCEIT , 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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Do you want your research group included?  Send email to J. McPhee with your URL.

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

·        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



Busan, Korea

30 June – 3 July, 2014

Chairman:  Prof. Sung-Soo Kim 


 Dynamics 2013,

Zagreb, Croatia

1-4 July 2013

Chairmen:  Profs. Zdravko Terze


            Stuttgart, Germany
            29 May - 1 June 2012
            Chairmen:  Profs. Eberhard and Zeigler


            Washington, D.C., USA
            28-31 August 2011
            Chairmen:  Profs. Balachandran and Dankowicz


Brussels, Belgium

4-7 July 2011

Chairmen:  Profs. J.-C. Samin and P. Fisette


Vijayawada, India

24-26 February 2011

Chairmen:  Prof. J.S. Rao


Kyoto, Japan

23-26 August 2010

Chairmen:  Profs. Nobuyuki Shimizu and Wan-Suk Yoo


Lappeenranta, Finland

25-27 May, 2010

Chairmen:  Profs. Aki Mikkola and Werner Schiehlen


San Diego, California, U.S.A.
20 August - 2 September, 2009
Chairmen:  Profs. Kurt Anderson and Olivier Bauchau

           Warsaw, Poland
            29 June - 2 July, 2009
            Chairmen:  Profs. Krzysztof Arczewski and Janusz Frączek


Bryansk, Russia
18-21 February, 2008
Chairman:  Prof. D. Pogorelov and Prof. W. Schiehlen


Milano, Italy
25-28 June, 2007
Chairman:  Prof. C. Bottasso


Besancon, France
17-21 June, 2007
Chairman:  Prof. J.-P. Merlet


Tokyo, Japan
1-4 August, 2006
Chairman:  Prof. Y. Suda


Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
16-22 July 2006
Contact:  Dr. D. Negrut


Long Beach, California, U.S.A.
24-28 September, 2005
Chairman:  Prof. A. Shabana

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
7-12 August, 2005
Chairman:  Prof. D. van Campen

Jyväskylä, Finland
24-28 July, 2004
Chairman:  Dr. P. Neittaanmaki


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
ontact:  Prof. P. Eberhard

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

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


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

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

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

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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 20 June 2014, by John McPhee