The mechanical analogue of the sine-Gordon equation, which includes the effects of loss and the effect of a distributed bias source is constructed. The mechanical analogue itself is a active line transmitting kinks which are a kind of the solitons given by the sine-Gordon equation. The various vortex interactions on an active Josephson transmission line can be demonstrated vividly by using the mechanical line. Our distributed bias source which consists of a series of air nozzles blowing against each of aluminum disks is able to supply energy to kinks on the line. The analogue gives a quick and new physical insight into the highly nonlinear behavior.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)