Sphere to Tube Contact Force (3D)
This block implements a contact force between a sphere and a tube. The force is active outside and inside the tube.
This is part of the Simscape Multibody Contact Forces Library
Frame connected to TubB port:
- Located at midpoint of the tube axis
- Z-axis is aligned with the tube axis
- Active range: counter-clockwise from -x axis of TubB
Frame connected to SphF port:
- Located at center of sphere
- Orientation does not matter
Output signal is a bus with intermediate calculations and total force.