Interactive simulation and visualization of vibrations
(034; 04.12.2012; blender, simulation, burster, vibrations, matplotlib)
Here are some examples of simulations and visualizations of vibrating systems made with Blender and programmed with Python. Burster plugin makes it interactive.
Inverted pendulum - PID control
Here is a simulation of inverted pendulum with PID controller made with Blender. This is not engineering simulation because of using of game engine. That is a screen capture from online visualization that you can run at: geta3d.com
Two coupled pendulums with keyboard control
You can run online simulation of two coupled pendulums and control one of them with keyboard at: geta3d.com
Matplotlib pendulum simulation
A simple simulation of a pendulum programmed with Python with Matplotlib library. You can see a phase plane and energy charts (kinetic, potential and total). The Symplectic Forward Euler Method was used. Two examples are presented: without damping and with damping.