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Disk

Disk for contact modeling

  • Library:
  • Simscape / Multibody / Curves and Surfaces

Description

The Disk block creates a 2-D circular disk that you can use to model contact problems. You can model the contact between disk and many other geometries, including an infinite plane, brick, cylinder, ellipsoid, sphere, or convex hull.

The Disk block has two ports. The R port corresponds to the reference frame that is coincident with the origin of the disk geometry, and the disk lies on the xy-plane of the reference frame. The G port is a geometry port that represents the geometry of the disk.

Disk illustration

To specify the size of the disk, use the Radius parameter.

Ports

Frame

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Disk reference frame. Connect this frame to another block to specify the location and orientation of the disk.

Geometry

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Geometry that represents the disk. Connect this port to a Spatial Contact Force block to model contacts on the disk.

Parameters

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Radius of the disk, specified as a positive integer with a unit of length.

Graphic

Visual representation of the disk. Set this parameter to From Geometry to show the visual representation of the disk. Set this parameter to None to hide the disk in the model visualization.

Parameterizations for specifying visual properties. Select Simple to specify diffuse color and opacity. Select Advanced to specify more visual properties, such as Specular Color, Ambient Color, Emissive Color, and Shininess.

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, set Type to From Geometry.

Color of the light due to diffuse reflection, specified as an [R,G,B] or [R,G,B,A] vector with values in the range of 0 to 1. The vector can be a row or column vector. The optional fourth element specifies the color opacity. Omitting the opacity element is equivalent to specifying a value of 1.

The diffuse color reflects the main color of the rendered object and provides shading that gives the rendered object a three-dimensional appearance.

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, set Type to From Geometry.

Opacity of the rendered object, specified as a scalar in the range of 0 to 1. A scalar of 0 corresponds to completely transparent, and a scalar of 1 corresponds to completely opaque.

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, set:

  1. Type to From Geometry

  2. Visual Properties to Simple

Color of the light due to specular reflection, specified as an [R,G,B] or [R,G,B,A] vector with values in the range of 0 to 1. The vector can be a row or column vector. The optional fourth element specifies the color opacity. Omitting the opacity element is equivalent to specifying a value of 1.

The specular highlight is the bright spot on the rendered object due to the reflection of the light from the light source.

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, set:

  1. Type to From Geometry

  2. Visual Properties to Advanced

Color of the ambient light, specified as an [R,G,B] or [R,G,B,A] vector with values in the range of 0 to 1. The vector can be a row or column vector. The optional fourth element specifies the color opacity. Omitting the opacity element is equivalent to specifying a value of 1.

This property specifies a general level of illumination that does not come directly from a light source. Use this property to change the shadow color of the rendered object.

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, set:

  1. Type to From Geometry

  2. Visual Properties to Advanced

Color due to self illumination, specified as an [R,G,B] or [R,G,B,A] vector with values in the range of 0 to 1. The vector can be a row or column vector. The optional fourth element specifies the color opacity. Omitting the opacity element is equivalent to specifying a value of 1.

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, set:

  1. Type to From Geometry

  2. Visual Properties to Advanced

Shininess of the rendered object, specified as a scalar in the range of 0 to 128. This property affects the sharpness of the specular reflections of the rendered object. An object with high shininess has a mirror-like appearance, and an object with low shininess has a more low-gloss or satin appearance.

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, set:

  1. Type to From Geometry

  2. Visual Properties to Advanced

Extended Capabilities

C/C++ Code Generation
Generate C and C++ code using Simulink® Coder™.

Version History

Introduced in R2022a