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Torsional Spring Setup

Question asked by Mohamed Abdulla on Jun 26, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 27, 2012 by Jim Boland

Hello Everybody

 

I need help setting up a torsional spring. Heres the deal, I have 2 disks and im applying torques in opposite directions on each disk with a torsional spring in between. So the sum of the torques 3 torques (bottom disk, spring, and top disk) should be zero. However everytime I run the simulation all three have the same values. To understand it a little better I used the linear spring example with two blocks, summed up the forces, and they equaled zero. This led me to believe that I have set up the torsional spring incorrectly. How exactly do you set up a torsional spring between two disks? Both linear and torsional examples are attached

 

Any help would be GREATLY Appreciated,

 

Thanks!!

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