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How can you measure the flex in a general flexible beam in Simscape Multibody?

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Juan Halleran
Juan Halleran on 18 Jun 2019
Edited: Alberto Mora on 25 May 2020
I have a system modeled in Simscape Multibody and one of the components is a general flexible beam, I am trying to measure the flex that the beam experiencesSim in the simulation but I cannot find any examples or useful blocks. Any help will be appreciated.

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Jose Rodrigues
Jose Rodrigues on 30 Mar 2020
Hi, Did you have any luck solving your problem? I was wondering the same thing. Cheers

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Alberto Mora
Alberto Mora on 25 May 2020
Edited: Alberto Mora on 25 May 2020
If you are interested into the relative displacement at the ends of the beams (eg bending deflection, elongation/compression etc), you can add a "Transform sensor" with the two ports connected to the two ends of the beams. In this way you can get the relative displacement (linear displacement as well as angular displacement) of the flexible beam.
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