Face to Plane Contact Force (3D)

This subsystem implements a contact force between a plane and a square face. The plane is assumed significantly larger than the face such that the edges will never intersect. The force is active above and below the plane and face.

This is part of the Simscape Multibody Contact Forces Library

Frame connected to PlaB port:

  1. Located at midpoint of plane (x, y, and z).
  2. Z-axis is normal to the surfaces where force is active.

Frame connected to the FacF port:

  1. Located at midpoint of box (x, y, and z).
  2. Z-axis is normal to the surfaces where force is active.

Output signal is a bus with intermediate calculations and total force.