System elements modeling – the inertial element

The behavior of some mechanical systems is identical to that of certain electrical systems. Therefore, we can have an unified modeling approach when dealing with mechanical and electrical system modeling. Mechanical and electrical lumped parameters systems can be modeled with basic elements. These elements are: the inertial element, the compliant element and the resistive element. As the name suggests, the inertial element is contained in systems with inertia. Mechanical, electrical, hydrodinamic and thermal systems have inertia. The property of inertia is to resist change of current state (e.g. velocity). Mechanical systems An example of inertial element is a moving (translational … Continue reading System elements modeling – the inertial element