Mass element with fixed inertial properties
The Inertia block adds a point or distributed mass with fixed inertial
properties to the attached frame. The type of mass depends on the inertia
parameterization selected. A
Point Mass parameterization
enables you to model a concentrated mass with no rotational inertia. A
Custom parameterization enables you to model a
distributed mass with the specified moments of inertia, products of inertia, and center
of mass. An inertia icon identifies the inertia location in the Mechanics Explorer
R— Reference frame
Local reference frame of the inertia element. Connect to a frame line or frame port to define the relative position and orientation of the inertia.
Type— Inertia parameterization to use
Inertia parameterization to use. Select
Mass to represent a mass with no rotational inertia.
Custom to represent a distributed mass
with rotational inertia.