Multibody modeling at UCL-CEREM is entirely based on Matlab/Simulink. In this user-friendly environment, your simulations will be also very efficient (real-time simulation) and portable (easy interface with control, optimization,) thanks to the symbolic generation of the Multibody equations by the ROBOTRAN program. This constitutes the main appeal of the proposed approach.
Symbolic Multibody programs appeared in the 80's. ROBOTRAN (for "ROBOt-TRANslator"), was originally developed at UCL in the field of Robotics in order to symbolically compute inverse dynamical models. Direct models and closed-loop formulation were then implemented to deal with road and railway vehicles, actuators, parallel manipulators, mechanisms, human body