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## Flexible Body Models in Simscape Multibody

version 3.5.0.0 (18.8 MB) by Steve Miller

### Steve Miller (view profile)

Flexible bodies via lumped parameter and finite element data for static, modal, and dynamic analysis

Updated 18 Apr 2019

This file contains flexible beam models implemented in Simscape Multibody that use lumped parameter and finite element data approaches. It includes methods to compute static deflection, natural frequencies, plot mode shapes, and obtain the state-space representation from lumped parameter model.

Learn about modeling flexible bodies in Simscape Multibody
https://www.mathworks.com/campaigns/offers/model-flexible-bodies.html

See also this blog for a quick explanation:
https://blogs.mathworks.com/seth/2014/05/22/flexible-bodies-in-simmechanics/

Find other Simscape examples by searching posts for the keyword "physical modeling"
https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/?term=%22physical+modeling%22

https://www.mathworks.com/physical-modeling/

### Cite As

Steve Miller (2019). Flexible Body Models in Simscape Multibody (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/47051-flexible-body-models-in-simscape-multibody), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Thanga Pandiyan

### Thanga Pandiyan (view profile)

sir , i am need of earlier version (R2018a) file for your work please send me through email (thangappandiyan59411@student.tce.edu)

Chukwudi David Nchekwube

### Chukwudi David Nchekwube (view profile)

A second question please. I have tried to use the LPM method but my beam segment gets distorted in the configuration where it is connected to other bodies. When I simulate the beam alone, everything works fine. But on connecting to the multibody structure, it gets distorted at the points where the revolute joints are located. What could be responsible? How can I solve? Thanks

Etienne

### Etienne (view profile)

I noted the new flexible beam capability in SimScape Multibody. Will there be any more information on how we can implement our own beam models in a similar way? I want to incorporate a nonlinear beam model.

Nicholas1900

### Nicholas1900 (view profile)

Just a quick question : How can I define the two end points as fixed point ?

HT Dai

zcw1989

### zcw1989 (view profile)

very good and helpful for me. thanks

Randall Kania

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##### MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2019a
Compatible with any release
##### Platform Compatibility
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