From the series: MATLAB and Simulink Robotics Arena
Sebastian Castro, MathWorks
Ed Marquez Brunal, MathWorks
Join Sebastian Castro and Ed Marquez Brunal as they discuss approaches for modeling and simulation of mechanical contact using Simulink® and Simscape™. Contact modeling can approximate physical phenomena such as rolling, bouncing, gripping, and walking. This can help you build detailed simulations for design and analysis of mechanical systems.
In this video, Sebastian and Ed present the general workflow for modeling mechanical contact in Simulink block diagrams. They explore simple examples with different levels of detail for 1D and 3D contact modeling with Simscape and Simscape Multibody™, along with some useful block libraries you can find online.
After introducing the different contact modeling approaches, Sebastian and Ed demonstrate some models created for robotics and automotive applications. You can find the example models used in this video on MATLAB Central File Exchange.
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