Spatial Vector and Dynamics Software

Spatial vectors are 6D vectors that simplify the task of describing, analysing, and calculating rigid-body dynamics.  This page contains links to software that implements spatial-vector arithmetic and dynamics calculations.

Note:  If you were looking for teaching materials then you can find them here.

Software Package Spatial

This Matlab software package implements most of the algorithms in Rigid Body Dynamics Algorithms.  Version 1 reportedly also works on
GNU Octave (version 3.0.2).  Version 2 includes several tutorial examples using Simulink, more extensive documentation, and greatly improved graphics.

Other Software

Last modified:  Mar 2020
Author:  Roy Featherstone