In this paper, co-simulation procedure for a multibody system that includes reeving mechanism will be introduced. The multibody system under investigation is assumed to have a set of rigid bodies connected by flexible wire ropes using a set of sheaves and reels. In the co-simulation procedure, a wire rope is described using a combination of absolute position coordinates, relative transverse deformation coordinates and longitudinal material coordinates. Accordingly, each wire rope span is modeled using a single two-noded element by employing an Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian approach.

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