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Exerter.h

//    Exerter.h - something that can exert forces, impulses, and torques.
//
//  Copyright (C) 2002 Sam Varner
//
//  This file is part of Vamos Automotive Simulator.
//
//  This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
//  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
//  the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
//  (at your option) any later version.
//
//  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
//  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
//  MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
//  GNU General Public License for more details.
//
//  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
//  along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
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#ifndef _EXERTER_H_
#define _EXERTER_H_

#include <vamos/geometry/Three_Vector.h>

namespace Vamos_Body
{
  //* An Exerter is capable of producing forces, impulses, and
  //torques.  These exertions cannot be applied to a rigid body
  //because an exerter has no location or orientation.  See Particle.
  class Exerter
  {
  protected:
      // The resultant force exerted by the component.
      Vamos_Geometry::Three_Vector m_force;

      // The impulse exerted by the component.
      Vamos_Geometry::Three_Vector m_impulse;

      // The resultant torque exerted by the component.
      Vamos_Geometry::Three_Vector m_torque;

  public:
      //** Constructor
      Exerter () {};

      //** Destructor
      virtual ~Exerter () {};

      // Find and store the forces, impulses, and torques for the
      // current configuration.
      virtual void find_forces () {};

      // Propagate the Particle forward in time by TIME.
      virtual void propagate (double time) {};

      // Undo the last propagation.
      virtual void rewind () {};

      // Do any necessary cleanup at the end of a time step.
      virtual void end_timestep () {};

      // Return the force exerted on the rigid body in the body's frame.
      virtual Vamos_Geometry::Three_Vector force () const { return m_force; }

      // Return the impulse exerted on the rigid body in the body's
      // frame.
      virtual Vamos_Geometry::Three_Vector impulse () const { return m_impulse; }

      // Return the torque exerted on the rigid body in the body's frame.
      virtual Vamos_Geometry::Three_Vector torque () const { return m_torque; }

      // Set the force, impulse and torque to zero;
      virtual void reset ();
  };
}

#endif // not _EXERTER_H_

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