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How can I improve Simscape flexible beam results like FEM results

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I want to improve the results of "Simscape Mechanics Explorer". In particular:
  1. I want to magnify small displacements of beams (like x1000 for example) just for better comprehension of the beam deflection (otherwise displacements are too small).NB: I cant increase loads by x1000. I just want to magnify displacement in the post processing for see better the beam displacements. I want to obtain the same behaviour of the option 'DeformationScaleFactor' of the MATLAB command 'pdeplot3D'.
  2. I want to color the "Flexible Beam" of simscape in the "Mechanics Explorer" with a colormap according to the displacement of the beam, like FEM does.
Fig 1: What I actually obtain using Simscape: no color, displacement with scale x1 (basically invisible)
Fig 2: What I want to obtain (just an exaple): with color, displacement magnifyed by scale x1000 (easily understood the results)
How can I obtain that?
NB: I don't want to use PDE toolbox for mesh the beam, even if this solution give me the results that I am looking for: I want to get this behaviour in Simscape.
Thanks and best regards.

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Alberto Mora
Alberto Mora on 12 Feb 2021
I developed a Simscape library for estimate Von-Mises stress of beams.
Have fun!
Simson Hutagalung
Simson Hutagalung on 24 Jun 2022
How to generate deformation colormap 2D in matlab with data from excel?
Alberto Mora
Alberto Mora on 24 Jun 2022
The library that I developed allows only stress estimation, not displacement with coloramap. Sorry. Anyway you can extract displacement of beam ends from simulink and then save into excel (note: as far as I know, you can’t save displacement of node in the middle of the beam).

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