Translational Free End

Translational port terminator with zero force


Mechanical Translational Elements


The Translational Free End block represents a mechanical translational port that moves freely, without force. Physical network block diagrams do not allow unconnected conserving ports. Use this block to terminate mechanical translational ports on other blocks that you want to leave unconnected.

You can also use this block to set the initial translational velocity at a node.

The Variables tab lets you set the priority and initial target value for the Velocity variable prior to simulation. For more information, see Set Priority and Initial Target for Block Variables.


The block has one mechanical translational conserving port.

Introduced in R2012b

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