function qdd = FDab( model, q, qd, tau, f_ext ) % FDab Forward Dynamics via Articulated-Body Algorithm % FDab(model,q,qd,tau,f_ext,grav_accn) calculates the forward dynamics of % a kinematic tree via the articulated-body algorithm. q, qd and tau are % vectors of joint position, velocity and force variables; and the return % value is a vector of joint acceleration variables. f_ext is an optional % argument specifying the external forces acting on the bodies. It can be % omitted if there are no external forces. The format of f_ext is % explained in the source code of apply_external_forces. a_grav = get_gravity(model); for i = 1:model.NB [ XJ, S{i} ] = jcalc( model.jtype{i}, q(i) ); vJ = S{i}*qd(i); Xup{i} = XJ * model.Xtree{i}; if model.parent(i) == 0 v{i} = vJ; c{i} = zeros(size(a_grav)); % spatial or planar zero vector else v{i} = Xup{i}*v{model.parent(i)} + vJ; c{i} = crm(v{i}) * vJ; end IA{i} = model.I{i}; pA{i} = crf(v{i}) * model.I{i} * v{i}; end if nargin == 5 pA = apply_external_forces( model.parent, Xup, pA, f_ext ); end for i = model.NB:-1:1 U{i} = IA{i} * S{i}; d{i} = S{i}' * U{i}; u{i} = tau(i) - S{i}'*pA{i}; if model.parent(i) ~= 0 Ia = IA{i} - U{i}/d{i}*U{i}'; pa = pA{i} + Ia*c{i} + U{i} * u{i}/d{i}; IA{model.parent(i)} = IA{model.parent(i)} + Xup{i}' * Ia * Xup{i}; pA{model.parent(i)} = pA{model.parent(i)} + Xup{i}' * pa; end end for i = 1:model.NB if model.parent(i) == 0 a{i} = Xup{i} * -a_grav + c{i}; else a{i} = Xup{i} * a{model.parent(i)} + c{i}; end qdd(i,1) = (u{i} - U{i}'*a{i})/d{i}; a{i} = a{i} + S{i}*qdd(i); end