How could I simulate the contact force on flexible bodies in Multibody?

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Here is the situation. The cable puller(apply the torque on yellow roller and blue rollers are free to rotate) is used to pull the cable(Flexible cylindrical beam). However, there is no suitable connection of the block of "Flexible cylindrical beam" to the blocks of "Spatial Contact force" of those rollers. Could anyone help me to find the right way as I'm a beginner on Simscape and Simulink? Thanks!

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Juan Sagarduy
Juan Sagarduy on 13 Dec 2020
Hello there
I don’t think this can be solved in the tool now, unless you use discrete solids assembled with elastic joints.
Then, each block can export the geometry to the contact block. This may work unless you need high resolution in the flexible behaviour.
Br Juan

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