In this paper the dynamic behavior of beam-like mechanism systems is investigated. The elastic beam is modeled by finite rigid segments connected by joint springs and dampers. The equations of motion are derived using Kane’s equations. The nonlinear terms are linearized by first order perturbation about a system balanced configuration state leading to geometric stiffness matrices. A simple numerical example of a rotating cantilever beam is presented.

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