chrono::ChConveyor Class Reference

Description

Class for conveyor belt.

A conveyor belt is approximated by a box collision shape, where the upper surface has continuous motion in X direction. No cylindrical rounding is used at the ends.

#include <ChConveyor.h>

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Public Member Functions

 ChConveyor (double xlength=1, double ythick=0.1, double zwidth=0.5)
 Build a conveyor belt, with motion along x axis.
 
 ChConveyor (const ChConveyor &other)
 
virtual ChConveyorClone () const override
 "Virtual" copy constructor (covariant return type).
 
virtual void SetSystem (ChSystem *m_system) override
 Set the pointer to the parent ChSystem() and also add to new collision system / remove from old coll.system.
 
void SetConveyorSpeed (double mspeed)
 Set the speed of the conveyor belt (upper part, X direction)
 
double GetConveyorSpeed ()
 Get the speed of the conveyor belt (upper part, X direction)
 
ChBodyGetTruss ()
 Access the internal body used as the truss of the moving belt.
 
ChBodyGetPlate ()
 Access the internal body used as the moving belt (a plate with const.vel.)
 
void SetBodyFixed (bool mev)
 
bool GetBodyFixed ()
 
ChCoordsysGetCoord ()
 
ChVectorGetPos ()
 
ChQuaternionGetRot ()
 
void SetCoord (const ChCoordsys<> &mcoord)
 
void SetCoord (const ChVector<> &mv, const ChQuaternion<> &mq)
 
void SetRot (const ChQuaternion<> &mrot)
 
void SetPos (const ChVector<> &mpos)
 
std::shared_ptr
< ChMaterialSurface > & 
GetMaterialSurfaceBase ()
 Access the material surface properties of the conveyor belt (shortcut)
 
std::shared_ptr
< ChMaterialSurfaceNSC
GetMaterialSurfaceNSC ()
 Access the NSC material surface properties of the conveyor belt (shortcut)
 
void SetMaterialSurface (const std::shared_ptr< ChMaterialSurface > &mnewsurf)
 Set the material surface properties by passing a ChMaterialSurfaceNSC or ChMaterialSurfaceSMC object.
 
virtual int GetDOF () override
 Number of coordinates: this contains an auxiliary body, so it is 14 (with quaternions for rotations)
 
virtual int GetDOF_w () override
 Number of coordinates of the particle cluster (for two bodies).
 
virtual int GetDOC_c () override
 Get the number of scalar constraints. In this case, a lock constraint is embedded.
 
virtual void IntStateGather (const unsigned int off_x, ChState &x, const unsigned int off_v, ChStateDelta &v, double &T) override
 From item's state to global state vectors y={x,v} pasting the states at the specified offsets. More...
 
virtual void IntStateScatter (const unsigned int off_x, const ChState &x, const unsigned int off_v, const ChStateDelta &v, const double T) override
 From global state vectors y={x,v} to item's state (and update) fetching the states at the specified offsets. More...
 
virtual void IntStateGatherAcceleration (const unsigned int off_a, ChStateDelta &a) override
 From item's state acceleration to global acceleration vector.
 
virtual void IntStateScatterAcceleration (const unsigned int off_a, const ChStateDelta &a) override
 From global acceleration vector to item's state acceleration.
 
virtual void IntStateGatherReactions (const unsigned int off_L, ChVectorDynamic<> &L) override
 From item's reaction forces to global reaction vector.
 
virtual void IntStateScatterReactions (const unsigned int off_L, const ChVectorDynamic<> &L) override
 From global reaction vector to item's reaction forces.
 
virtual void IntStateIncrement (const unsigned int off_x, ChState &x_new, const ChState &x, const unsigned int off_v, const ChStateDelta &Dv) override
 Computes x_new = x + Dt , using vectors at specified offsets. More...
 
virtual void IntLoadResidual_F (const unsigned int off, ChVectorDynamic<> &R, const double c) override
 Takes the F force term, scale and adds to R at given offset: R += c*F.
 
virtual void IntLoadResidual_Mv (const unsigned int off, ChVectorDynamic<> &R, const ChVectorDynamic<> &w, const double c) override
 Takes the M*v term, multiplying mass by a vector, scale and adds to R at given offset: R += c*M*w.
 
virtual void IntLoadResidual_CqL (const unsigned int off_L, ChVectorDynamic<> &R, const ChVectorDynamic<> &L, const double c) override
 Takes the term Cq'*L, scale and adds to R at given offset: R += c*Cq'*L.
 
virtual void IntLoadConstraint_C (const unsigned int off, ChVectorDynamic<> &Qc, const double c, bool do_clamp, double recovery_clamp) override
 Takes the term C, scale and adds to Qc at given offset: Qc += c*C.
 
virtual void IntLoadConstraint_Ct (const unsigned int off, ChVectorDynamic<> &Qc, const double c) override
 Takes the term Ct, scale and adds to Qc at given offset: Qc += c*Ct.
 
virtual void IntToDescriptor (const unsigned int off_v, const ChStateDelta &v, const ChVectorDynamic<> &R, const unsigned int off_L, const ChVectorDynamic<> &L, const ChVectorDynamic<> &Qc) override
 Prepare variables and constraints for a solution: From a vector R into the F 'force' term of the variables From a vector Qc into the Qb 'constraint' term of the constraints From a vector v into the q 'unknowns' term of the variables (for warm starting) From a vector L into the L 'lagrangian ' term of the constraints (for warm starting)
 
virtual void IntFromDescriptor (const unsigned int off_v, ChStateDelta &v, const unsigned int off_L, ChVectorDynamic<> &L) override
 After a solver solution, fetch values from variables and constraints: To a vector v from the q 'unknowns' term of the variables To a vector L from the L 'lagrangian ' term of the constraints.
 
virtual void InjectVariables (ChSystemDescriptor &mdescriptor) override
 Tell to a system descriptor that there are variables of type ChVariables in this object (for further passing it to a solver) Basically does nothing, but maybe that inherited classes may specialize this. More...
 
virtual void VariablesFbReset () override
 Sets the 'fb' part (the known term) of the encapsulated ChVariables to zero.
 
virtual void VariablesFbLoadForces (double factor=1) override
 Adds the current forces (applied to item) into the encapsulated ChVariables, in the 'fb' part: qf+=forces*factor.
 
virtual void VariablesQbLoadSpeed () override
 Initialize the 'qb' part of the ChVariables with the current value of speeds. More...
 
virtual void VariablesFbIncrementMq () override
 Adds M*q (masses multiplied current 'qb') to Fb, ex. More...
 
virtual void VariablesQbSetSpeed (double step=0) override
 Fetches the item speed (ex. More...
 
virtual void VariablesQbIncrementPosition (double step) override
 Increment item positions by the 'qb' part of the ChVariables, multiplied by a 'step' factor. More...
 
virtual void InjectConstraints (ChSystemDescriptor &mdescriptor) override
 Tell to a system descriptor that there are contraints of type ChConstraint in this object (for further passing it to a solver) Basically does nothing, but maybe that inherited classes may specialize this. More...
 
virtual void ConstraintsBiReset () override
 Sets to zero the known term (b_i) of encapsulated ChConstraints.
 
virtual void ConstraintsBiLoad_C (double factor=1, double recovery_clamp=0.1, bool do_clamp=false) override
 Adds the current C (constraint violation) to the known term (b_i) of encapsulated ChConstraints.
 
virtual void ConstraintsBiLoad_Ct (double factor=1) override
 Adds the current Ct (partial t-derivative, as in C_dt=0-> [Cq]*q_dt=-Ct) to the known term (b_i) of encapsulated ChConstraints.
 
virtual void ConstraintsBiLoad_Qc (double factor=1) override
 Adds the current Qc (the vector of C_dtdt=0 -> [Cq]*q_dtdt=Qc ) to the known term (b_i) of encapsulated ChConstraints.
 
virtual void ConstraintsLoadJacobians () override
 Adds the current jacobians in encapsulated ChConstraints.
 
virtual void ConstraintsFetch_react (double factor=1) override
 Fetches the reactions from the lagrangian multiplier (l_i) of encapsulated ChConstraints. More...
 
virtual bool GetCollide () const override
 Tell if the object is subject to collision. More...
 
virtual void SyncCollisionModels () override
 If this physical item contains one or more collision models, sinchronize their coordinates and bounding boxes to the state of the item. More...
 
virtual void AddCollisionModelsToSystem () override
 If this physical item contains one or more collision models, add them to the system's collision engine. More...
 
virtual void RemoveCollisionModelsFromSystem () override
 If this physical item contains one or more collision models, remove them from the system's collision engine. More...
 
virtual void Update (double mytime, bool update_assets=true) override
 Update all auxiliary data of the conveyor at given time.
 
virtual void ArchiveOUT (ChArchiveOut &marchive) override
 Method to allow serialization of transient data to archives.
 
virtual void ArchiveIN (ChArchiveIn &marchive) override
 Method to allow deserialization of transient data from archives. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from chrono::ChPhysicsItem
 ChPhysicsItem (const ChPhysicsItem &other)
 
ChSystemGetSystem () const
 Get the pointer to the parent ChSystem()
 
void AddAsset (std::shared_ptr< ChAsset > masset)
 Add an optional asset (it can be used to define visualization shapes, es ChSphereShape, or textures, or custom attached properties that the user can define by creating his class inherited from ChAsset)
 
std::vector< std::shared_ptr
< ChAsset > > & 
GetAssets ()
 Access to the list of optional assets.
 
std::shared_ptr< ChAssetGetAssetN (unsigned int num)
 Access the Nth asset in the list of optional assets.
 
virtual ChFrame GetAssetsFrame (unsigned int nclone=0)
 Get the master coordinate system for assets that have some geometric meaning. More...
 
virtual unsigned int GetAssetsFrameNclones ()
 Optionally, a ChPhysicsItem can return multiple asset coordinate systems; this can be helpful if, for example, when a ChPhysicsItem contains 'clones' with the same assets (ex. More...
 
virtual void GetTotalAABB (ChVector<> &bbmin, ChVector<> &bbmax)
 Get the entire AABB axis-aligned bounding box of the object. More...
 
virtual void GetCenter (ChVector<> &mcenter)
 Get a symbolic 'center' of the object. More...
 
virtual void StreamINstate (ChStreamInBinary &mstream)
 Method to deserialize only the state (position, speed) Must be implemented by child classes. More...
 
virtual void StreamOUTstate (ChStreamOutBinary &mstream)
 Method to serialize only the state (position, speed) Must be implemented by child classes. More...
 
virtual void Setup ()
 This might recompute the number of coordinates, DOFs, constraints, in case this might change (ex in ChAssembly), as well as state offsets of contained items (ex in ChMesh)
 
virtual void Update (bool update_assets=true)
 As above, but does not require updating of time-dependent data. More...
 
virtual void SetNoSpeedNoAcceleration ()
 Set zero speed (and zero accelerations) in state, without changing the position. More...
 
virtual int GetDOC ()
 Get the number of scalar constraints, if any, in this item.
 
virtual int GetDOC_d ()
 Get the number of scalar constraints, if any, in this item (only unilateral constr.) Children classes might override this. More...
 
unsigned int GetOffset_x ()
 Get offset in the state vector (position part)
 
unsigned int GetOffset_w ()
 Get offset in the state vector (speed part)
 
unsigned int GetOffset_L ()
 Get offset in the lagrangian multipliers.
 
void SetOffset_x (const unsigned int moff)
 Set offset in the state vector (position part) Note: only the ChSystem::Setup function should use this.
 
void SetOffset_w (const unsigned int moff)
 Set offset in the state vector (speed part) Note: only the ChSystem::Setup function should use this.
 
void SetOffset_L (const unsigned int moff)
 Set offset in the lagrangian multipliers Note: only the ChSystem::Setup function should use this.
 
virtual void ConstraintsFbLoadForces (double factor=1)
 Adds the current link-forces, if any, (caused by springs, etc.) to the 'fb' vectors of the ChVariables referenced by encapsulated ChConstraints.
 
virtual void InjectKRMmatrices (ChSystemDescriptor &mdescriptor)
 Tell to a system descriptor that there are items of type ChKblock in this object (for further passing it to a solver) Basically does nothing, but maybe that inherited classes may specialize this. More...
 
virtual void KRMmatricesLoad (double Kfactor, double Rfactor, double Mfactor)
 Adds the current stiffness K and damping R and mass M matrices in encapsulated ChKblock item(s), if any. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from chrono::ChObj
 ChObj (const ChObj &other)
 
int GetIdentifier () const
 Gets the numerical identifier of the object.
 
void SetIdentifier (int id)
 Sets the numerical identifier of the object.
 
double GetChTime () const
 Gets the simulation time of this object.
 
void SetChTime (double m_time)
 Sets the simulation time of this object.
 
const char * GetName () const
 Gets the name of the object as C Ascii null-terminated string -for reading only!
 
void SetName (const char myname[])
 Sets the name of this object, as ascii string.
 
std::string GetNameString () const
 Gets the name of the object as C Ascii null-terminated string.
 
void SetNameString (const std::string &myname)
 Sets the name of this object, as std::string.
 
void MFlagsSetAllOFF (int &mflag)
 
void MFlagsSetAllON (int &mflag)
 
void MFlagSetON (int &mflag, int mask)
 
void MFlagSetOFF (int &mflag, int mask)
 
int MFlagGet (int &mflag, int mask)
 

Additional Inherited Members

- Protected Attributes inherited from chrono::ChPhysicsItem
ChSystemsystem
 parent system
 
std::vector< std::shared_ptr
< ChAsset > > 
assets
 set of assets
 
unsigned int offset_x
 offset in vector of state (position part)
 
unsigned int offset_w
 offset in vector of state (speed part)
 
unsigned int offset_L
 offset in vector of lagrangian multipliers
 
- Protected Attributes inherited from chrono::ChObj
double ChTime
 the time of simulation for the object
 

Member Function Documentation

void chrono::ChConveyor::AddCollisionModelsToSystem ( )
overridevirtual

If this physical item contains one or more collision models, add them to the system's collision engine.

Reimplemented from chrono::ChPhysicsItem.

void chrono::ChConveyor::ArchiveIN ( ChArchiveIn marchive)
overridevirtual

Method to allow deserialization of transient data from archives.

Method to allow de serialization of transient data from archives.

Reimplemented from chrono::ChPhysicsItem.

void chrono::ChConveyor::ConstraintsFetch_react ( double  factor = 1)
overridevirtual

Fetches the reactions from the lagrangian multiplier (l_i) of encapsulated ChConstraints.

Mostly used after the solver provided the solution in ChConstraints. Also, should convert the reactions obtained from dynamical simulation, from link space to intuitive react_force and react_torque.

Reimplemented from chrono::ChPhysicsItem.

virtual bool chrono::ChConveyor::GetCollide ( ) const
overridevirtual

Tell if the object is subject to collision.

Only for interface; child classes may override this, using internal flags.

Reimplemented from chrono::ChPhysicsItem.

void chrono::ChConveyor::InjectConstraints ( ChSystemDescriptor mdescriptor)
overridevirtual

Tell to a system descriptor that there are contraints of type ChConstraint in this object (for further passing it to a solver) Basically does nothing, but maybe that inherited classes may specialize this.

Reimplemented from chrono::ChPhysicsItem.

void chrono::ChConveyor::InjectVariables ( ChSystemDescriptor mdescriptor)
overridevirtual

Tell to a system descriptor that there are variables of type ChVariables in this object (for further passing it to a solver) Basically does nothing, but maybe that inherited classes may specialize this.

Reimplemented from chrono::ChPhysicsItem.

void chrono::ChConveyor::IntStateGather ( const unsigned int  off_x,
ChState x,
const unsigned int  off_v,
ChStateDelta v,
double &  T 
)
overridevirtual

From item's state to global state vectors y={x,v} pasting the states at the specified offsets.

Reimplemented from chrono::ChPhysicsItem.

void chrono::ChConveyor::IntStateIncrement ( const unsigned int  off_x,
ChState x_new,
const ChState x,
const unsigned int  off_v,
const ChStateDelta Dv 
)
overridevirtual

Computes x_new = x + Dt , using vectors at specified offsets.

By default, when DOF = DOF_w, it does just the sum, but in some cases (ex when using quaternions for rotations) it could do more complex stuff, and children classes might overload it.

Reimplemented from chrono::ChPhysicsItem.

void chrono::ChConveyor::IntStateScatter ( const unsigned int  off_x,
const ChState x,
const unsigned int  off_v,
const ChStateDelta v,
const double  T 
)
overridevirtual

From global state vectors y={x,v} to item's state (and update) fetching the states at the specified offsets.

Reimplemented from chrono::ChPhysicsItem.

void chrono::ChConveyor::RemoveCollisionModelsFromSystem ( )
overridevirtual

If this physical item contains one or more collision models, remove them from the system's collision engine.

Reimplemented from chrono::ChPhysicsItem.

void chrono::ChConveyor::SyncCollisionModels ( )
overridevirtual

If this physical item contains one or more collision models, sinchronize their coordinates and bounding boxes to the state of the item.

Reimplemented from chrono::ChPhysicsItem.

void chrono::ChConveyor::VariablesFbIncrementMq ( )
overridevirtual

Adds M*q (masses multiplied current 'qb') to Fb, ex.

if qb is initialized with v_old using VariablesQbLoadSpeed, this method can be used in timestepping schemes that do: M*v_new = M*v_old + forces*dt

Reimplemented from chrono::ChPhysicsItem.

void chrono::ChConveyor::VariablesQbIncrementPosition ( double  step)
overridevirtual

Increment item positions by the 'qb' part of the ChVariables, multiplied by a 'step' factor.

pos+=qb*step

If qb is a speed, this behaves like a single step of 1-st order numerical integration (Eulero integration).

Reimplemented from chrono::ChPhysicsItem.

void chrono::ChConveyor::VariablesQbLoadSpeed ( )
overridevirtual

Initialize the 'qb' part of the ChVariables with the current value of speeds.

Note: since 'qb' is the unknown, this function seems unnecessary, unless used before VariablesFbIncrementMq()

Reimplemented from chrono::ChPhysicsItem.

void chrono::ChConveyor::VariablesQbSetSpeed ( double  step = 0)
overridevirtual

Fetches the item speed (ex.

linear and angular vel.in rigid bodies) from the 'qb' part of the ChVariables and sets it as the current item speed. If 'step' is not 0, also should compute the approximate acceleration of the item using backward differences, that is accel=(new_speed-old_speed)/step. Mostly used after the solver provided the solution in ChVariables.

Reimplemented from chrono::ChPhysicsItem.