WOLFRAM SYSTEMMODELER

UniversalConstraint

Body attached by one spring and universal joint or constrained to environment

Diagram

Wolfram Language

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SystemModel["Modelica.Mechanics.MultiBody.Examples.Constraints.UniversalConstraint"]
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Information

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This example demonstrates the functionality of constraint representing universal joint. Each of two bodies is at one of its end connected by spring to the world. The other end is also connected to the world either by universal joint or by appropriate constraint. Therefore, the body can only perform rotation about two revolute axes depending on working forces.

Simulation results

After simulating the model, see the animation of the multibody system and compare movement of body connected by joint (blue colored) with movement of that one connected by constraint (of green color). Additionally, the outputs from sensorConstraintRelative depict position deviations in the constraining element.

Parameters (1)

animation

Value: true

Type: Boolean

Description: = true, if animation shall be enabled

Components (13)

joint

Type: Universal

constraint

Type: Universal

sensorConstraintRelative

Type: RelativeSensor

bodyOfJoint

Type: BodyShape

bodyOfConstraint

Type: BodyShape

springOfJoint

Type: Spring

springOfConstraint

Type: Spring

world

Type: World

fixedRotation

Type: FixedRotation

fixedTranslation

Type: FixedTranslation

fixedTranslationOfJoint

Type: FixedTranslation

fixedTranslationOfConstraint

Type: FixedTranslation

freeMotionScalarInit

Type: FreeMotionScalarInit