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Constrained Dynamics in Conformal and Projective Geometric Algebra

Hadfield, H and Lasenby, J (2020) Constrained Dynamics in Conformal and Projective Geometric Algebra. In: Advances in Computer Graphics 37th Computer Graphics International Conference, CGI 2020, Geneva, Switzerland, October 20–23, 2020, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 12221 . UNSPECIFIED, pp. 459-471. (Unpublished)

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In this paper we tackle the problem of constrained rigid body dynamics in the Conformal and Projective Geometric Algebras (CGA, PGA). First we construct a screw-theory based formulation of dynamics in CGA and note the equivalence between this and the PGA dynamics presented by Gunn in[1]. After verifying the formulation via simulation, we move on to the challenge of adding constraints. First we apply the standard mechanical engineering technique of virtual power to the constraint problem in our Geometric Algebra (GA) framework. We then discuss a novel technique for ‘pinning’ dynamic rigid bodies to geometric primitives, a technique that relies on the invariance of certain multivectors and functions of multivectors to specific rotor transformations.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Div F > Signal Processing and Communications
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 21:53
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 06:50
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-61864-3_39