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

·       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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        Do you want your software included?  Send email to J. McPhee with your URL.

Upcoming and Past Events



·      ECCOMAS Thematic Conference:  Multibody Dynamics 2019

Duisburg, Germany

15-18 July 2019

Chair:  Prof. Andrés Kecskeméthy


Beijing, China

25-29 September, 2018

Chairs:  Prof. Haiyan Hu, Prof. Caishan Liu, Prof. Ou Ma


·      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 McPhee


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

Do you want your conference included?  Send email to J. McPhee with your URL.







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 12 April 2018, by John McPhee