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Newton craddle simulation with Contact forces library

version 2.0.0 (38.5 KB) by HT Dai
This model simualtes the newton craddle with simscape multibody contact forces library.


Updated 08 Sep 2019

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This is new version of newton craddle, the parameters have been changed as suggestion from Steve.

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HT Dai (2020). Newton craddle simulation with Contact forces library (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (2)

HT Dai

Thanks very much!

Steve Miller

This is great - a classic contact forces problem. I find your model shows more realistic-looking behavior if you set the "disp=0.2-5e-5;" in your model workspace (the balls need to be touching each other more at the start), set the solver to ode23t, Relative Tolerance to 1e-4, and Absolute Tolerance to 1e-5. Great work! --Steve



I have changed the parameters as comment from Steve. It's great! Now it works well!

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2019a
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