Mechanical System with Translational Hard Stop
This example shows two masses connected by a hard stop. Mass 1 is driven by an Ideal Velocity Source. As the velocity input changes direction, Mass 2 will stay at rest until Mass 1 reaches the other end of the backlash modeled by the Translational Hard Stop. Plotting the displacement of Mass 2 against the displacement of the Mass 1 produces a typical hysteresis curve.