SymbolicSystem (Docstrings)

SymbolicSystem

class sympy.physics.mechanics.system.SymbolicSystem(coord_states, right_hand_side, speeds=None, mass_matrix=None, coordinate_derivatives=None, alg_con=None, output_eqns={}, coord_idxs=None, speed_idxs=None, bodies=None, loads=None)[source]

SymbolicSystem is a class that contains all the information about a system in a symbolic format such as the equations of motions and the bodies and loads in the system.

There are three ways that the equations of motion can be described for Symbolic System:

[1] Explicit form where the kinematics and dynamics are combined
x’ = F_1(x, t, r, p)
[2] Implicit form where the kinematics and dynamics are combined
M_2(x, p) x’ = F_2(x, t, r, p)
[3] Implicit form where the kinematics and dynamics are separate
M_3(q, p) u’ = F_3(q, u, t, r, p) q’ = G(q, u, t, r, p)

where

x : states, e.g. [q, u] t : time r : specified (exogenous) inputs p : constants q : generalized coordinates u : generalized speeds F_1 : right hand side of the combined equations in explicit form F_2 : right hand side of the combined equations in implicit form F_3 : right hand side of the dynamical equations in implicit form M_2 : mass matrix of the combined equations in implicit form M_3 : mass matrix of the dynamical equations in implicit form G : right hand side of the kinematical differential equations

Parameters:

coord_states : ordered iterable of functions of time

This input will either be a collection of the coordinates or states of the system depending on whether or not the speeds are also given. If speeds are specified this input will be assumed to be the coordinates otherwise this input will be assumed to be the states.

right_hand_side : Matrix

This variable is the right hand side of the equations of motion in any of the forms. The specific form will be assumed depending on whether a mass matrix or coordinate derivatives are given.

speeds : ordered iterable of functions of time, optional

This is a collection of the generalized speeds of the system. If given it will be assumed that the first argument (coord_states) will represent the generalized coordinates of the system.

mass_matrix : Matrix, optional

The matrix of the implicit forms of the equations of motion (forms [2] and [3]). The distinction between the forms is determined by whether or not the coordinate derivatives are passed in. If they are given form [3] will be assumed otherwise form [2] is assumed.

coordinate_derivatives : Matrix, optional

The right hand side of the kinematical equations in explicit form. If given it will be assumed that the equations of motion are being entered in form [3].

alg_con : Iterable, optional

The indexes of the rows in the equations of motion that contain algebraic constraints instead of differential equations. If the equations are input in form [3], it will be assumed the indexes are referencing the mass_matrix/right_hand_side combination and not the coordinate_derivatives.

output_eqns : Dictionary, optional

Any output equations that are desired to be tracked are stored in a dictionary where the key corresponds to the name given for the specific equation and the value is the equation itself in symbolic form

coord_idxs : Iterable, optional

If coord_states corresponds to the states rather than the coordinates this variable will tell SymbolicSystem which indexes of the states correspond to generalized coordinates.

speed_idxs : Iterable, optional

If coord_states corresponds to the states rather than the coordinates this variable will tell SymbolicSystem which indexes of the states correspond to generalized speeds.

bodies : iterable of Body/Rigidbody objects, optional

Iterable containing the bodies of the system

loads : iterable of load instances (described below), optional

Iterable containing the loads of the system where forces are given by (point of application, force vector) and torques are given by (reference frame acting upon, torque vector). Ex [(point, force), (ref_frame, torque)]

Notes

m : number of generalized speeds n : number of generalized coordinates o : number of states

Example

As a simple example, the dynamics of a simple pendulum will be input into a SymbolicSystem object manually. First some imports will be needed and then symbols will be set up for the length of the pendulum (l), mass at the end of the pendulum (m), and a constant for gravity (g).

>>> from sympy import Matrix, sin, symbols
>>> from sympy.physics.mechanics import dynamicsymbols, SymbolicSystem
>>> l, m, g = symbols('l m g')

The system will be defined by an angle of theta from the vertical and a generalized speed of omega will be used where omega = theta_dot.

>>> theta, omega = dynamicsymbols('theta omega')

Now the equations of motion are ready to be formed and passed to the SymbolicSystem object.

>>> kin_explicit_rhs = Matrix([omega])
>>> dyn_implicit_mat = Matrix([l**2 * m])
>>> dyn_implicit_rhs = Matrix([-g * l * m * sin(theta)])
>>> symsystem = SymbolicSystem([theta], dyn_implicit_rhs, [omega],
...                            dyn_implicit_mat)

Attributes

coordinates (Matrix, shape(n, 1)) This is a matrix containing the generalized coordinates of the system
speeds (Matrix, shape(m, 1)) This is a matrix containing the generalized speeds of the system
states (Matrix, shape(o, 1)) This is a matrix containing the state variables of the system
alg_con (List) This list contains the indices of the algebraic constraints in the combined equations of motion. The presence of these constraints requires that a DAE solver be used instead of an ODE solver. If the system is given in form [3] the alg_con variable will be adjusted such that it is a representation of the combined kinematics and dynamics thus make sure it always matches the mass matrix entered.
dyn_implicit_mat (Matrix, shape(m, m)) This is the M matrix in form [3] of the equations of motion (the mass matrix or generalized inertia matrix of the dynamical equations of motion in implicit form).
dyn_implicit_rhs (Matrix, shape(m, 1)) This is the F vector in form [3] of the equations of motion (the right hand side of the dynamical equations of motion in implicit form).
comb_implicit_mat (Matrix, shape(o, o)) This is the M matrix in form [2] of the equations of motion. This matrix contains a block diagonal structure where the top left block (the first rows) represent the matrix in the implicit form of the kinematical equations and the bottom right block (the last rows) represent the matrix in the implicit form of the dynamical equations.
comb_implicit_rhs (Matrix, shape(o, 1)) This is the F vector in form [2] of the equations of motion. The top part of the vector represents the right hand side of the implicit form of the kinemaical equations and the bottom of the vector represents the right hand side of the implicit form of the dynamical equations of motion.
comb_explicit_rhs (Matrix, shape(o, 1)) This vector represents the right hand side of the combined equations of motion in explicit form (form [1] from above).
kin_explicit_rhs (Matrix, shape(m, 1)) This is the right hand side of the explicit form of the kinematical equations of motion as can be seen in form [3] (the G matrix).
output_eqns (Dictionary) If output equations were given they are stored in a dictionary where the key corresponds to the name given for the specific equation and the value is the equation itself in symbolic form
bodies (Tuple) If the bodies in the system were given they are stored in a tuple for future access
loads (Tuple) If the loads in the system were given they are stored in a tuple for future access. This includes forces and torques where forces are given by (point of application, force vector) and torques are given by (reference frame acted upon, torque vector).
alg_con

Returns a list with the indices of the rows containing algebraic constraints in the combined form of the equations of motion

bodies

Returns the bodies in the system

comb_explicit_rhs

Returns the right hand side of the equations of motion in explicit form, x’ = F, where the kinematical equations are included

comb_implicit_mat

Returns the matrix, M, corresponding to the equations of motion in implicit form (form [2]), M x’ = F, where the kinematical equations are included

comb_implicit_rhs

Returns the column matrix, F, corresponding to the equations of motion in implicit form (form [2]), M x’ = F, where the kinematical equations are included

compute_explicit_form()[source]

If the explicit right hand side of the combined equations of motion is to provided upon initialization, this method will calculate it. This calculation can potentially take awhile to compute.

constant_symbols()[source]

Returns a column matrix containing all of the symbols in the system that do not depend on time

coordinates

Returns the column matrix of the generalized coordinates

dyn_implicit_mat

Returns the matrix, M, corresponding to the dynamic equations in implicit form, M x’ = F, where the kinematical equations are not included

dyn_implicit_rhs

Returns the column matrix, F, corresponding to the dynamic equations in implicit form, M x’ = F, where the kinematical equations are not included

dynamic_symbols()[source]

Returns a column matrix containing all of the symbols in the system that depend on time

kin_explicit_rhs

Returns the right hand side of the kinematical equations in explicit form, q’ = G

loads

Returns the loads in the system

speeds

Returns the column matrix of generalized speeds

states

Returns the column matrix of the state variables