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Working Model 4D: Sliding down a rope

Working Model 4D: Sliding down a rope

Working Model 4D: Sliding down a rope

I'm using Version 7.1 of MSC.Visual Desktop (Working Model 4D), and I'm trying to model an oblect as it slides down a rope.  The rop is terminated at two high points, and has a sag.  The object starts from one of the high points, and slides down along the rope's length.

Oh, and the rope's length increases (it is being payed out), with the force on the rope defined as such:

F_rope = K * (V_rope)^2

Eventually, the object touches the ground, and the simultation stops.

Problem1: A rope is a constraint!  You cannot slide along a constraint!

Problem2: How would one model a curved slot to act as if it was this rope of mine...?


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