Dynamic extension for Ideal Kinematics


  • Matthew Appleby Peters Research Ltd
  • Richard Peters Peters Research Ltd




This paper presents a new set of equations for modelling kinematic profiles using a combination of mathematical and computational techniques. The implementation of these equations will extend the capabilities of the kinematic model to produce asymmetric and dynamic profiles. This will provide a more accurate model for standard lift systems as well as enable the modelling of more complex systems.

Author Biographies

Matthew Appleby, Peters Research Ltd

Matthew Appleby is a Software Engineer with Peters Research Ltd. He is part of the team working on enhancements to Elevate, elevator traffic analysis and simulation software, and related software projects. He joined Peters Research in 2019 and is studying part-time for a Digital Degree Apprenticeship.

Richard Peters, Peters Research Ltd

Richard Peters has a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctorate for research in Vertical Transportation. He is a director of Peters Research Ltd and a Visiting Professor at the University of Northampton. He has been awarded Fellowship of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. Dr Peters is the principal author of Elevate, elevator traffic analysis and simulation software.


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How to Cite

Appleby, M., & Peters, R. (2022). Dynamic extension for Ideal Kinematics. Transportation Systems in Buildings, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.14234/tsib.v4i1.163