Vladimir Aslanov, Genrih Kruglov, Vadim Yudintsev
Acta Astronautica Volume 68, Issues 11
Publication year: 2011

Multibody systems with changing structure are considered. These systems have stages in their motion that distinct from each other by degree of freedom (DOF), joint connection structure and joint types. These mechanical systems are common in space application e.g. separation subsystems. Single coordinate set is used to formulate Newton