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How to calculate the common center of mass position of multiple rigid bodies in Simscape Multibody?

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Jingchao Li
Jingchao Li on 30 Oct 2020
Commented: Juan Sagarduy on 11 Nov 2020
How to calculate the common center of mass position of multiple rigid bodies in Simscape Multibody?
I think it is possible to get the position of the center of mass of each rigid body and then calculate the overall center of mass by weighting, but this is very complicated. Is there a more convenient method?
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Juan Sagarduy
Juan Sagarduy on 11 Nov 2020
Good insight Vasco,
Indeed the Inertia Sensor works well for Jingchiao's query. I attach an example with two masses. When density of one is very high, the centre of mass is in the centre of the heavy body. And viceversa.
Br Juan

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