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Force Step

Force step  Description The Force Step component generates a step force at the flange. The Use Support Flange boolean parameter enables a support flange on the housing. When true (checked) the support flange must be connected in the drawing. When false the component is internally fixed to ground. Equations $f={f}_{\mathrm{flange}}=-{f}_{0}-\left\{\begin{array}{cc}0& t<{T}_{0}\\ {f}_{h}& \mathrm{otherwise}\end{array}$ $\mathbf{if}\mathrm{Use Support Flange}\mathbf{then}{f}_{\mathrm{support}}=-f$ $s={s}_{\mathrm{flange}}-\left\{\begin{array}{cc}{s}_{\mathrm{support}}& \mathrm{Use Support}\\ 0& \mathrm{otherwise}\end{array}$ Variables

 Name Units Description Modelica ID $f$ $N$ Accelerating force acting at flange f ${f}_{\mathrm{flange}}$ $N$ Accelerating force acting at flange flange.f ${f}_{\mathrm{support}}$ $N$ Force acting at support support.f $s$ $m$ Distance between flange and support s ${s}_{\mathrm{flange}}$ $m$ Position of flange flange.s ${s}_{\mathrm{support}}$ $m$ Position of support support.s Connections

 Name Description Modelica ID $\mathrm{flange}$ Translational flange flange $\mathrm{support}$ support Parameters

 Name Default Units Description Modelica ID ${f}_{h}$ $1$ $N$ Height of force step stepForce ${f}_{0}$ $0$ $N$ Offset of force offsetForce ${T}_{0}$ $0$ $s$ Time offset of step startTime Use Support Flange $\mathrm{false}$ True (checked) enables support flange useSupport Modelica Standard Library The component described in this topic is from the Modelica Standard Library. To view the original documentation, which includes author and copyright information, click here.