This component is a linear damper, which acts as a line force between frame_a and frame_b. A force f is exerted on the origin of frame_b and with opposite sign on the origin of frame_a along the line from the origin of frame_a to the origin of frame_b according to the equation:

f = d*der(s);

where "d" is the damping constant, "s" is the distance between the origin of frame_a and origin of frame_b, and "der(s)" is the time derivative of "s".

In the following figure a typical animation is shown where a mass is hanging on a damper.

Damper animation


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