Symbolic Modelling of Multibody Systems.
Jean-Claude SAMIN and Paul FISETTE,
Kluwer Academic Publisher 2003


Docquier N., Poncelet A., and Fisette P.: ROBOTRAN: a powerful symbolic generator of multibody models, Mech. Sci., 4, 199-219, doi:10.5194/ms-4-199-2013, 2013.

Habra T., Dallali H., Cardellino A., Natale L., Tsagarakis N., Fisette P., Ronsse R.: Robotran-YARP Interface: A Framework for Real-Time Controller Developments Based on Multibody Dynamics Simulations, "Multibody Dynamics Computational Methods and Applications",, Springer International Publishing, 2016

Ph.D. Theses

Current PhD research

  • Development of a dual-mode tilt control strategy for narrow track vehicle via multibody modelling
    Quentin DOCQUIER, UCL
  • Development of a haptic feedback device for digital keyboards based on real-time multibody models of piano actions
    Sébastien TIMMERMANS, UCL



  • Truck-Stop, 2008-2010
  • DELPHI SYSPEO, 2007-2010
  • STIB T2000, 2007-2008
  • TENNECO H2 Suspension, 2006
  • TENNECO Semi-active Suspension, 2002
  • Modeling and Stability analysis of an articulated bogie with independent wheels (BAS2000), Brugeoise et Nivelles, Belgium, 1992
  • Modeling and Curve entry performances of a full-length low floor urban tramway (TRAM2000), Brugeoise et Nivelles, Belgium,1994
  • Dynamic Parameter Identification of the STVF manipulator (Task Verification Facility Space Arm), Canadian Space Agency, Monreal (Canada), 1998
  • Model-based parameter sensitivity of car semi-active suspensions, Tenneco Monroe, Belgium, 2000
  • Model-based study of a new design of hydraulic suspension (H2 Kinetic System), Tenneco Automotive, Belgium, 2003
  • High speed bogie equipped with three-phase induction motors: Dynamic modeling and Stress analysis, collab. Bombardier Eurorail, France, 2002
  • Modeling and analysis of pneumatic suspensions in Railway systems, Bombardier Eurorail, Crespin, France, 2005


  • McGill University, Montréal, Canada; Prof. Jorge Angeles :
    • Parallel manipuators and Overactuation
  • Waterloo University, Canada; Prof. John McPhee :
    • Multiphysics modelling
    • Symbolic computation
  • University of Duisburg, Germany; Prof. Andrés Kecskeméthy :
    • Symbolic computation –and Fast simulation
  • Technical University of Gdansk, Poland; Prof. Helmuth Witbrodt :
    • Railway Dynamics
    • Parameter identification
  • University of Quito, Ecuador; Prof. Laurent Sass :
    • Undergraduate and graduate projects in multibody dynamics
  • University of Louvain, Leuven, Belgium, PMA Division :
    • Modeling and control of mechatronic systems
  • University of Liege, Belgium; Prof. Pierre Duysinx and Prof. Olivier Brüls :
    • Modeling and Optimization of mechatronic systems
  • Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal & Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, Montréal, Québec; Prof. Maxime Raison :
    • Multibody dynamics applied to Biomechanics (gait evaluation of scoliotic patients)

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