Connecting Ideal Translational Motion Sensor for velocity measurement in Simscape

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Hi,
I am new to mechanical circuit design and have created a simple circuit as attached. I was expecting to get some velocity measurement but it shows zero value. Could anyone help me with making the right connection for the Translational Motion Sensor? Thanks.

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Joel Van Sickel
Joel Van Sickel on 2 Sep 2022
Hello Sudeep,
it looks like there is a "short circuit" between your force source in and out ports. The 2 port mass block makes it hard to see this, so I have converted them to 1 port mass blocks to show you what is happening under the hood. (the 2 port mass block connects both ports under the hood, so this is the same as what you have modelled) You probably need to delete the line that I highlighted in red. I'm not sure what you are trying to model so I'm not sure this is the correct modification to get the model working.
Regards,
Joel

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