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Flexible Beam in Simscape Multibody

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Flexible Beam in Simscape Multibody


Steve Miller (view profile)


01 Jul 2014 (Updated )

Flexible beam using lumped parameter and state-space methods for static, modal, and dynamic analysis

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This file contains flexible beam models implemented in Simscape Multibody that use lumped parameter and state-space approaches. It includes methods to compute static deflection, natural frequencies, plot mode shapes, and obtain the state-space representation from lumped parameter model. This example also shows how to increase simulation speed by calculated a reduced order approximation of the state-space representation with the MATLAB function balred.
Please read the README.txt file to get started.
For an overview of modeling flexible bodies in Simscape Multibody using lumped method, refer the blog post

For more details on how to convert the physical properties of your beam to joint stiffness in flexible bodies, read the technical article

To find other Simscape examples, search for posts with the keyword "physical modeling"

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Required Products Control System Toolbox
Simscape Multibody
MATLAB release MATLAB 9.0 (R2016a)
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Comments and Ratings (2)
22 Jun 2016 Randall Kania

05 Sep 2014 N/A

N/A (view profile)

01 Jul 2014 1.1

Have uploaded Flexible_Beam_State_Space_Approach_PDF.pdf

14 Jul 2014 1.2

I have added Control System Toolbox in the list of required products.

07 Mar 2016 1.3

Added version for R2016a.

01 Sep 2016

Updated license

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