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Rotational Damper

Viscous damper in mechanical rotational systems


Mechanical Rotational Elements


The Rotational Damper block represents an ideal mechanical rotational viscous damper described with the following equations:


TTorque transmitted through the damper
DDamping (viscous friction) coefficient
ωRelative angular velocity
ωR, ωCAbsolute angular velocities of terminals R and C, respectively

The block positive direction is from port R to port C. This means that the torque is positive if it acts in the direction from R to C.

Dialog Box and Parameters

Parameters Tab

Damping coefficient

Damping coefficient, defined by viscous friction. The default value is 0.001 N*m/(rad/s).

Variables Tab

Use the Variables tab to set the priority and initial target values for the block variables prior to simulation. For more information, see Set Priority and Initial Target for Block Variables.


The block has the following ports:


Mechanical rotational conserving port.


Mechanical rotational conserving port.

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