Couplings and Drives
Couplings and drives blocks represent power transmission elements and systems such as springs, dampers, pulleys, and drives. To model the dynamic transfer of torques and motions, connect these blocks together just as you would assemble a physical driveline system.
Coupling and Drive Assemblies
|Bearing||Bearing that provides trans-axial support to freely rotating shaft (Since R2023a)|
|Belt Drive||Power transmission system with taut belt connecting two pulleys|
|Belt Pulley||Power transmission element with frictional belt wrapped around pulley circumference|
|Cable||Cable connection that enables tension transfer (Since R2021a)|
|Chain Drive||Power transmission system with chain and two sprockets|
|Flexible Shaft||Shaft with torsional and bending compliance|
|Rod||Axially flexible bar or cable|
|Rope Drum||Power transmission system with tightly wound rope around cylindrical drum|
|Shock Absorber||Spring and damper system that absorbs translational shocks|
|Torque Converter||Viscous fluid coupling between rotating driveline shafts|
|Torsional Spring-Damper||Rotational spring and damper coupling with Coulomb friction, locking, and hard stops|
|Universal Joint||Rotational coupling between two driveline shafts|
|Variable Ratio Transmission||Dynamic gearbox with variable and controllable gear ratio, transmission compliance, and friction losses|
Springs and Dampers
|Air Spring||Sealed translational air spring (Since R2021a)|
|Nonlinear Rotational Damper||Nonlinear damper in a rotational system|
|Nonlinear Rotational Spring||Torsional spring based on polynomial or table lookup parameterizations|
|Nonlinear Translational Damper||Nonlinear damper in a translational system|
|Nonlinear Translational Spring||Translational spring based on polynomial or table lookup parameterizations|
|Rotational Damper||Linear rotational damper|
|Translational Damper||Linear translational damper|
|Variable Rotational Damper||Rotational damper with variable damping coefficient|
|Variable Rotational Spring||Rotational spring with variable spring stiffness|
|Variable Translational Damper||Translational viscous damper with variable damping coefficient|
|Variable Translational Spring||Translational spring with variable spring stiffness|
- Model Driveshafts with Loss
Model damping due to viscous friction.
- Model Drivetrain Noise
Model random noise in a drivetrain.
- Model and Detect Drivetrain Faults
Model faults that disturb drivetrains.
- Best Practices for Modeling Pulley Networks
Learn about belt direction and using ropes and inertias in pulley networks.
Identify and eliminate issues that prevent your model from simulating to completion.
Learn how to solve initialization and motion issues in pulley networks.