Ideal spring in mechanical translational systems
The Translational Spring block represents an ideal mechanical linear spring, described with the following equations:
|F||Force transmitted through the spring|
|x||Relative displacement (spring deformation)|
|xinit||Spring initial displacement (initial deformation); the spring can be initially compressed (xinit > 0) or stretched (xinit < 0)|
|xR,xC||Absolute displacements of terminals R and C, respectively|
The block positive direction is from port R to port C. This means that the force is positive if it acts in the direction from R to C.
Use the Variables tab to set the priority and initial target values for the block variables prior to simulation. For more information, see Set Priority and Initial Target for Block Variables.
The block has the following ports: