You now can run this simulation to test that the data is flowing properly through the Simulation functions. Complete the following steps to run this simulation.
The front panel now resembles the following image.
In the previous front panel, notice that the force of gravity causes the mass position and velocity to constantly decrease. However, in the real world, a mass attached to a spring oscillates up and down. This simulated spring does not oscillate because the simulation diagram does not represent damping or stiffness. You must represent these factors to have a complete simulation of the dynamic system.
3. Building the Simulation
Tutorial: Getting Started with Simulation
5. Representing Damping and Stiffness