Start a model from a template with commonly used blocks and suitable solver settings.
Model a simple body with solid properties and connection frames parameterized in terms of MATLAB® variables.
Model a basic multibody system comprising a simple body and a revolute joint.
Apply forces and torques to a basic multibody model. Sense motion variables at joints and visualize these variables using MATLAB plots.
Simscape™ Multibody™ modeling workflow
Basic components of a Simscape Multibody model
Definition of frame, role of frames in a model, and frame transforms as spatial relationships between frames.
Overview of the solid properties common to all rigid bodies. Role of coordinate frames in rigid body subsystems. Software definition of rigid body boundaries.
Role of joints in a multibody model. Joints as systems of joint primitives with elementary degrees of freedom. Accounting for the effects of joint inertia in a model.
Joint actuation modes, motion input handling, and key differences between model assembly and simulation.
Solid block and Mechanics Explorer as visualization utilities for solids, bodies, and multibody subsystems.