I'm trying to learn SystemModeler and struggling a little...
Building on the chain pendulum example from Wolfram, I've happily made a chain with revolute joints with spring/dampeners connecting the elements. With a single end fixed in space.
What I would like to do is set the geometry into a simple arch, with rotational springs and model this under a variety of loadings and accelerations. The model below is simplified, eventually I'd like to do this with numerous links and springs to model a smoother curve.
My attempts are below: I'm fairly confident I'm missing something quite elementary, but I've no idea what it is... any helpful suggestions welcomed.
I know SystemModeler isn't used a great deal here, but I saw there were other questions relating to it so thought I'd chance my arm.
I'm using SystemModeler 3 on MacOs. I know my support conditions don't quite match my diagram as I've included additional springs and dampeners, but I'm not convinced this is the issue.